A measure word to use for this noun: tiáo
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 8 strokes.
Represents a scaly body with a head and a tail fin : a fish
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Sounds same

(fishing) (in)

Different tone

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


Index 195 used in: xiān (fresh) ; (fishing)

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stroke order for 鱼
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不撒大网不得大鱼 bù sǎ dà wǎng bù dé dà yú Need to think big if to succeed
城门失火,殃及池鱼 chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all
得鱼忘筌 dé yú wàng quán Ungrateful behavior, ignoring help given to make things possible
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
缘木求鱼 yuán mù qiú yú To look at a tree hoping it will somehow catch fish. Waste time doing something pointless and bound to fail. The tale goes back 2,300 years to the life of Mencius who advised the King of Qi against pointless further conquests.
釜底游鱼 jǐn dǐ yóu yú In desperate straits. Life threatening situation - the last fish swimming at the bottom of a barrel.


鲤鱼 lǐ yú carp