zū to hire; to rent; to charter

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

Note

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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Pronunciation

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