zhuǎ claw


Number of strokes 4

Sounds same

zhuǎ (claw)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: zhuǎ

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 爪
Stroke order for character 爪, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

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