yú fishing

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, fish radical 195]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 11 strokes.

Related characters


Also uses shuǐ component: bō (wave) fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (perspiration) hàn (chinese) hé (river) hóng (flood) hú (lake) huó (to live) jì (to cross a river) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) shè (to wade) xǐ (to wash) yǎn (to develop) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)
Also uses component: xiān (fresh)

Sounds same

yú (fish) yú (in)

Different tone

yǔ (rain) yǔ (language) yǔ (to give) yù (jade) yù (jade) yù (to meet) yù (to wish for)

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Proverbs

焚林而畋,竭泽而渔 fén lín ěr tián, jié zé ěr yú Ignoring the consequences
授人以鱼只解一时之急,授人以渔 则解一生之需 shòu rén yǐ yú zhǐ jiù yī shí zhī jí, shòu rén yǐ yú zé jiě yī shēng zhī xū It is important to learn a skill that will last for life
鹬蚌相争,渔翁得利 yù bàng xiāng zhēng yú wēng dé lì The sandpiper (or snipe) is too busy fighting a clam to notice the wily fishermen who snares them both. Taking advantage of situation when other people are too distracted with their own business.
竭泽而渔 jié zé ér yú Choose short-term gain for long-term sorrow. Not planning for the long term. Short-termism. Similar to burning down a forest to capture wild animals - unsustainable.