zú foot; to be sufficient; ample

Note

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

Radical

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

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

Proverbs

画蛇添足 huà shě tiān zú Ruin by over doing 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 Have 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.
Jade - China's precious gemstone

Jade - China's precious gemstone

Culture

Jade is highly valued in China, and much of Asia, above gold and diamonds. The gemstone that is harder than steel can be carved into exquisite shapes.
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