zǔ to form; to organize; group

Made up of [ silk radical 120, qiě and; moreover; yet ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The zu 'tablet' gives the phonetic, the silk radical may suggest organize as in gathering threads
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) wéi (to preserve) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) fēn (numerous) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using qiě : jiě (elder sister) zǔ (grandfather) zū (to hire) zǔ (to hinder) yí (proper)

Sounds same

zǔ (grandfather) zǔ (to hinder)

Different tone

zū (to hire) zú (clan) zú (foot)

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Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Zhǐ bāo bù zhù huǒ [zhi bao bu zhu huo]
paper wrap not live fire
Paper can not wrap up a fire
The truth can not be concealed
Truth will out
Year of the ...

Year of the ...

Culture

Most people are familiar with the twelve years and their animals. Chinese astrology places emphasis on the year of birth rather than the month of birth and so all people born in a particular year share some characteristics. Even to this day couples have delayed the birth of a child so it would fall in a 'lucky' year.
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