yǔ to give; together with; and


Used as component in : xiě Made up of [ one radical 1]

Note

Ancient seal mark of unknown meaning
Number of strokes: 3

Related characters


Also uses component: bǎi (hundred) bǐng (third in order) bù (no; not) chǒu (shameful) dàn (dawn) dé (virtue) huà (to draw) huò (maybe) jiāng (border) kāi (begin) lì (beautiful) liǎng (pair) měng (Mongol) miè (to extinguish) qiě (and) shì (life) zài (again) zhèng (correct)

Sounds same

yǔ (rain) yǔ (language)

Different tone

yú (fish) yú (fishing) yú (in) yù (jade) yù (jade) yù (to meet) yù (to wish for)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

与狐谋皮 yǔ hú móu pí Make an unrealistic request of someone who is bound to refuse. A pointless request requiring someone to act against their normal character
将欲取之,必先与之 jiāng yù qǔ zhī bì xiān yǔ zhī A strategy to maintain possession. By giving up something in the hope that it will be rewarded. The story is of a dispute with a greedy neighboring kingdom. Rather than oppose a kingdom volunteered to give up land. When the greed y neighbor continued to take advantage all the neighbors united against it and all the lands were returned.

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