fū husband; distinguished

Made up of [ big; great; large; very radical 37, gǔn line radical 2]
Similar looking characters : tiān (sky)

Note

Large person with hairpin indicating maturity as an adult male
Number of strokes: 4

Related characters


Also uses component: měi (beautiful) mò (do not) qí (strange) qìng (celebrate) shī (to lose) tài (too) tiān (sky) tóu (head) yāng (center) yí (barbarians)
Also uses gǔn component: jiù (old) pù (store) shū (book) wèi (not yet) xíng (permitted) yōu (distant) zhí (straight) zhōng (centre)

Different tone

fú (good fortune) fú (not) fú (clothes) fú (to trust) fù (woman) fù (father) fù (rich) fù ('left ear') fù (place)

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Proverbs

赔了夫人又折兵 péi le fū rén yòu zhé bīng Hatching an evil plot that backfires spectacularly. The story is that Sun Quan in the Three Kingdoms period wanted to take territory from the Shu kingdom. He offered his sister's hand in marriage but secretly plotted to attack Liu Bei's troops at the ceremony. Master strategist Zhuge Liang saw through the trap and Liu Bei managed to marry Sun's sister as well as defeat Sun's troops.

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