fù 'left ear'; 'right of mound'

Note

Called the 'left-ear' radical as it looks like an ear but nothing to do with hearing. Originally picture of steps leading down from a mound.
Number of strokes 2

Radical

Index 170 used in: jì (border) ; líng (mound) ; xiǎn (danger) ; suí (Sui) ; yuàn (courtyard) ; á (what?) ; zǔ (to hinder) ; fáng (to protect)

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Sounds same

fù (woman) fù (father) fù (rich) fù (place)

Different tone

fū (husband) fú (blessing) fú (good fortune) fú (not)

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stroke order for 阝
Stroke order for character 阝, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license
I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

I Ching (Yi Jing) ancient Chinese fortune telling

Culture

In ancient China the Emperor would do very little without consulting the Yi Jing (I Ching). The Imperial court had experts to interpret the answers given by this method of Divination. Because it produces a set for 'now' and also a 'change' it is called the Book of Changes and contains explanations of the transformation.
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