zhú bamboo


A simplified picture of leaves emerging from a bamboo stem
Number of strokes 6


Index 118 used in: bǐ (pen) ; suàn (calculate) ; xiào (smile) ; jiàn (arrow) ; dì (ordinal (1st,2nd))

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Sounds same

zhú (bamboo)

Different tone

zhū (hog) zhǔ (dot) zhǔ (owner) zhǔ (to cook) zhù (to live) zhù (to halt)
Full character form of this simplified radical: zhú

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stroke order for ⺮
Stroke order for character ⺮, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
Chinese proverb


dèng kǒu dāi [mu deng kou dai]
eye stare mouth blank
Staring eyes and mouth open
Dumb struck
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water


The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
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