zhǔ to cook; to boil

Made up of [ huǒ fire (as radical) radical 86, zhě in process of; involved in ]

Note

The fire radical gives idea of cooking and 'zhe' indicates the rough sound
Number of strokes: 12

Related characters


Also uses huǒ component: chǎo (to sauté) diǎn (spot) hēi (black) zhào (according to) zhēng (to steam)
Also uses zhě component: dōu (all) shǔ (office) xù (beginnings) zhū (hog)

Sounds same

zhǔ (dot) zhǔ (owner)

Different tone

zhū (hog) zhú (bamboo) zhú (bamboo) zhù (to live) zhù (to halt)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

生米煮成熟饭 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn What has been done can not be undone
煮豆燃萁 zhǔ dòu rán qí To stir up family quarrels. The stalks supported the beans when they were growing so it seems disloyal for them to be used to cook the beans. To foment disorder which will harm the whole community including yourself.

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