阻 zǔ to hinder; to block; to obstruct
Made up of [阝 fù
'left ear'; 'right of mound'
radical 170, 且 qiě
and; moreover; yet
NoteMound gives idea of an obstacle, zu (tablet) gives the phonetic
Number of strokes 7
Using 阝 fù
: 际 jì (border) 陵 líng (mound) 险 xiǎn (danger) 隋 suí (Sui) 院 yuàn (courtyard) 啊 á (what?) 防 fáng (to protect)
Using 且 qiě
: 姐 jiě (elder sister) 祖 zǔ (grandfather) 租 zū (to hire) 组 zǔ (to form) 宜 yí (proper)
Sounds same祖 zǔ (grandfather)
组 zǔ (to form)
Different tone租 zū (to hire)
族 zú (clan)
足 zú (foot)
house empty four walls
To have nothing but the bare walls of a house
To be very poor
The red eyebrow 赤眉
rebellion was a grass roots rebellion fuelled by famine and high taxes. They showed their loyalty to the cause by painting their eyebrows and/or foreheads red. This was 2,000 years ago in the troubled reign of Wang Mang
. Perhaps red was chosen as it was the dynastic color of the Han dynasty
which Wang Mang had overthrown and the rebels sought to restore. Read More
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