shǒu hand

Note

A simplified picture of a hand with a line across the palm - simplified by one stroke from character form
Number of strokes 3

Radical

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

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Sounds same

shǒu (hand) 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

First Historian

Rivalling the accomplishments of the great Roman historians is the Chinese historian Sima Qian [135-86BCE]. Unlike so many early scholars he was very careful to back up his facts. Where he found conflicting reports of a historical event he included all the versions so that the reader could make their own judgment. He wrote not only on Chinese history but also about music; astronomy and traditions.
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