zhuī short-tailed bird; dove

Note

Originally a representation of a short-tailed bird, but now usually a sparrow or a dove
Number of strokes 8

Radical

Index 172 used in: nán (difficult) ; wéi (to preserve) ; shéi (who)

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

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