zú clan; nationality; ethnicity

Made up of [ fāng square; honest; upright radical 70, 丿 piě 'slash' radical 4, shǐ arrow; to vow radical 111]

Note

Combines a pictogram for 'flag' with 'arrow' suggesting group of people or 'clan' defending themselves
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses fāng component: fàng (let go) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) 访 fǎng (to visit) fáng (to protect) fáng (house) lǚ (trip)
Also uses 丿 piě component: dì (younger brother) hū (at) jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (long time) lè (music) me (what) nǎi (to be) nián (year) shǎo (less) shēng (produce) shī (to lose) wù (fifth (ordinal)) wù (do not) wǔ (noon) yì (justice) zhī (him)
Also uses shǐ component: ǎi (low) hòu (wait) tiě (arms) yī (doctor) zhī (to know)

Sounds same

zú (foot)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Yì rú fǎn zhǎng [yi ru fan zhang]
easy as turn over palm
As easy as turning over your hand
Simple. Very easy
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