chū at first; first

Made up of [ clothes radical 145, dāo knife ]
Made with 7 strokes.
Consists of knife and cloth, and as this the first stage of making clothes it evokes 'first steps'
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses component: ǎo (jacket) nóng (to farm)
Also uses dāo component: fēn (divide) jiǎn (scissors) suǒ (actually) zhào (according to)

Sounds same

chū (go out)

Different tone

chù (place) chù (livestock)

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初生之犊不怕虎 chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ Innocence about the dangers involved