yù jade

Note

Originally a picture of three jade disks, the full character form uses a dot to distingish it from 'king' (wang)
Number of strokes: 4

Radical

Index 96 used in: lǐ (texture) ; qiú (ball) ; quán (all) ; rùn (leap) ; wán (toy) ; xiàn (to appear) ; zhù (to live) ; zhǔ (owner)

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Sounds same

yù (to meet) yù (to wish for)

Different tone

yú (fish) yú (fishing) yú (in) yǔ (rain) yǔ (language) yǔ (to give)
Full character form of this simplified radical:

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Pronunciation

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People

王维 Wang Wei
王莽 Wang Mang
王羲之 Wang Xizhi

Proverbs

王顾左右而言他 wáng gù zuǒ yòu ér yán tā Evading making an uncomfortable reply by changing the topic of conversation. The story is of Mencius who asked three questions of the king of Qi, when the last question touched on the king's mismanagement of the kingdom, the king looked left and right to other guests to dodge making a response

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