ròu meat; flesh

Similar looking characters : nèi (inner)
Made with 6 strokes.
A picture of pieces of dried meat tied up in a bundle

Different tone

róu (soft)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: ròu

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


酒肉朋友 jiǔ ròu péng yǒu Cupboard love
肉包子打狗 ròu bāo zǐ dǎ gǒu To use a self defeating method to solve a problem
行尸走肉 xíng shī zǒu ròu An unworthy person. Someone bereft of value - just a walking body with no active mind.
割肉自啖 gē ròu zì dàn A foolish, self defeating stratagem.
挂羊头卖狗肉 guà yáng tóu mài gǒu ròu Deceiving people into believing you are selling something much less valuable than it appears to be. A con trick. Dishonest advertising.
不知肉味 bù zhī ròu wèi Totally entranced and distracted. The story is from the Analects of Confucius. The great sage was walking in woodland and heard someone performing Shao music. He was so entranced by the blissful sound that he could not be distracted even by the smell of roasting meat (then a rare treat).