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)
Protected by mountains on three sides and the Yangzi river on the other, Sichuan has the feel of an isolated kingdom. Historically Chinese culture has held out longest here when China came under attack. It has hot, moist summers and has been heavily populated for two thousand years.
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