alone; independent; single

Made up of [ quǎn dog radical 94, chóng insect; worm radical 142]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 9 strokes.

Related characters

Also uses quǎn component: gǒu (dog) māo (cat) shī (lion) zhū (hog)
Also uses chóng component: shé (snake) suī (although) xiā (shrimp)

Different tone

(to pass)

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独木不成林,单弦不成音 dú mù bù chéng lín, dān xián bù chéng yīn Many things require people to work together to achieve an end
独木难支 dú mù nán zhī It often requires more than one person to resolve problems