zǔ to hinder; to block; to obstruct

Made up of [ 'left ear'; 'right of mound' radical 170, qiě and; moreover; yet ]

Note

Mound gives idea of an obstacle, zu (tablet) gives the phonetic
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using : jì (border) líng (mound) xiǎn (danger) suí (Sui) yuàn (courtyard) á (what?) fáng (to protect)
Using qiě : jiě (elder sister) zǔ (grandfather) zū (to hire) zǔ (to form) yí (proper)

Sounds same

zǔ (grandfather) zǔ (to form)

Different tone

zū (to hire) zú (clan) zú (foot)

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Yǒu hé bù kě [you he bu ke]
have what not can
Anything not possible
Anything may be possible
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