zū to hire; to rent; to charter

Made up of [ grain radical 115, qiě and; moreover; yet ]


An offering of grain at a tablet suggests possibly payment of rent
Number of strokes 10

Related characters

Using : qiú (autumn) hé (together) xiāng (fragrant) jì (season) lì (sharp) ǎi (low) 稿 gǎo (manuscript) shuì (taxes)
Using qiě : jiě (elder sister) zǔ (grandfather) zǔ (to form) zǔ (to hinder) yí (proper)

Different tone

zú (clan) zú (foot) zǔ (grandfather) zǔ (to form) zǔ (to hinder)

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Chinese proverb


Rén è rén tiān bù pà, rén shàn rén tiān bù qī [ren e ren pa tian bu pa, ren shan ren qi tian bu qi]
person evil person fear heaven no fear, person good person cheat heaven no deceive
Evil people are dreaded by other people not by heaven; good people may be cheated by people but not by heaven
Even though evil works may go unpunished on earth, good works do not go unnoticed in heaven. Reward for good may not be immediately received.
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