ruò to seem; like; as

Made up of [ cǎo grass; herb radical 140, shí rock; stone; stone inscription radical 112]
Made with 8 strokes.

Related characters

Also uses cǎo component: cài (vegetable) cǎo (grass) chá (tea) dǒng (to understand) huā (flower) jié (joint) (bitter) lán (blue) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) māo (cat) měng (Mongol) (do not) píng (apple) (grape) qián (front) (revive) táo (grapes) yào (medicine) (skill) yīng (flower) zàng (treasury) zhēng (to steam)
Also uses shí component: wān (bowl) yìng (hard)

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大智若愚 dà zhì ruò yú A wise person holds his counsel
心若死灰 xīn ruò sǐ huī Desperately unhappy
呆若木鸡 dāi ruò mù jī Dumbstruck, unable to move or say anything out of fear.
门庭若市 mén tíng ruò shì The house is thronged with visitors. The place is all astir
噤若寒蝉 jìn ruò hán chán Cicadas do not 'sing' in cold weather. To keep silent for fear of attracting unwanted attention or incriminating yourself.