shū book; write

Made up of [ gǔn line radical 2]
A measure word to use for this noun: běn
Alternative traditional form of character:


Originally a pen over a mouth so a pen that speaks, now much simplified
Number of strokes: 4

Related characters

Also uses gǔn component: fū (husband) jiù (old) pù (store) wèi (not yet) xíng (permitted) yōu (distant) zhí (straight) zhōng (centre)

Sounds same

shū (spear)

Different tone

shǔ (heat) shǔ (office) shù (tree) shù (method)

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