shǒu hand

Note

A simplified picture of a hand with a line across the palm - simplified by one stroke from character form. Mainly used in characters denoting an action (hit, push, act, announce etc.)
Number of strokes: 3

Radical

Index 64 used in: used in: bǎ (to hold) ; bàn (to act) ; bào (to hold) ; bào (to announce) ; dān (to undertake) ; gǎo (to do) ; jì (skill) ; lā (to pull) ; qiú (to beat) ; tuī (to push) ; wǒ (I (me)) ; zhǎo (to try to find)

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Sounds same

shǒu (head)

Different tone

shòu (to receive)
Full character form of this simplified radical: shǒu

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stroke order for 扌
Stroke order for character 扌, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

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