Made up of [ wǎng monarch , zhǔ dot radical 3]
Used as component in : guó ; bǎo
Similar looking characters : wǎng (monarch)
Made with 5 strokes.
Originally a picture of three jade disks so a dot had to be added to distinguish it from 'king' (wang)
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses wǎng component: huáng (emperor) wǎng (towards)
Also uses zhǔ component: bái (bright) bàn (half) bīng (ice) (younger brother) duì (to cash) (beautiful) liáng (good) lìng (to order) (store) sháo (spoon) shù (method) (revive) tài (too) wǎng (towards) wèi (do) (crow) (justice) yóu (outstanding) zhōu (prefecture) zhù (to live) zhǔ (owner) (from)

Sounds same

(to meet) (to wish for)

Different tone

(fish) (fishing) (in) (rain) (language) (to give)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form:

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stroke order for 玉
Stroke order for character 玉, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


逢奸宁可玉碎,气正不求瓦全 féng jiān nìng kě yù suì, qì zhèng bù qiú wǎ quán It is better to die with honor than surrender
宁为玉碎,不为瓦全 nìng wéi yù suì, bù wéi wǎ quán Stand up against enemies do not give in. Keep your integrity and stand firm
抛砖引玉 pāo zhuān yǐn yù Stimulate others to contribute to conversation by making a silly or superficial remark that sparks off debate.
香消玉损 xiāng xiāo yù sǔn Spoken of on the death of a beautiful young woman
玉不琢不成器 yù bù zhuó bù chén qì Training and discipline are needed to build character
金玉其外,败絮其中 jīn yù qí wài ? bài xù qí zhōng Don't be fooled by outward appearances