zú foot; to be sufficient; ample

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Note

Composed of a 'kneecap' above a 'foot print' and hence 'foot' at rest
Number of strokes: 7

Radical

Index 157 used in: gēn (heel) ; lù (road) ; sì (to run)

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Related characters


Also uses zhǐ component: bù (a step) 齿 chǐ (tooth) cǐ (this) dìng (to set) wǔ (martial) zhèng (correct) zǒu (walk)
Also uses kǒu component: bā (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) gào (to tell) gè (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) gǔ (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) hé (to close) hé (together) hē (drink) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) jí (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) jù (sentence) jú (office) jūn (monarch) kā (coffee) kě (can) lìng (other) mǎ (?) mìng (life) míng (to call (birds)) míng (name) ne (and you?) pí (hops) pǐn (article) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) xǐ (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) yǔ (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (to know) zhī (one) zhōu (circuit)

Sounds same

zú (clan)

Different tone

zū (to hire) zǔ (grandfather) zǔ (to form) zǔ (to hinder)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 足
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Proverbs

画蛇添足 huà shě tiān zú Ruin by over working something. Too meticulous
捷足先登 jié zú xiān dēng To succeed need to start off first
千里之行始于足下 qiān lǐ zhī xíng shǐ yú zú xià Perseverance will lead to eventual success
人无完人,金无足赤 rén wú wán rén, jīn wú zú chì Having to settle for something less than perfection
人心不足蛇吞象 rén xīn bù zú shé tūn xiàng Greed is insatiable
削足适履 xuē zú shì lǚ Take the wrong decision. Apply an inappropriate solution

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