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The Chinese word shu - 书 - shū
(book in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

shū

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English translations

book, to write, document

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 书 ( shū ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.
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Chinese characters  ( shu / shū ) with pronunciation (English translation: book )
书 ( shu / shū ) in traditional characters
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 书 ( shu / shū ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Zhe shi yi ben hao shu.
Zhè shì yī bĕn hăo shū.

 – English translation: This is a good book.

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Character complexity
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is composed of 4 strokes and therefore is of very low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

bookmarker  |  bookstore
书 ( shu / shū ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 209)
Chinese example words containing the character 书 ( shu / shū )
参考书 ( cānkăoshū = reference book ), 畅销书 ( chàngxiāoshū = bestseller ), 电子书 ( diànzĭshū = electronic book ), 读书 ( dúshū = to read ), 看书 ( kànshū = to read a book ), 历史书 ( lìshĭshū = history book ), 秘书 ( mìshū = secretary ), 书店 ( shūdiàn = bookstore ), 书房 ( shūfáng = study room ), 书法 ( shūfă = calligraphy ), 书架 ( shūjià = bookshelf ), 说明书 ( shuōmíngshū = synopsis ), 图书馆 ( túshūguăn = library ),
Other characters that are pronounced shū in Chinese
More words that mean book in Chinese
( 册 ), zhù ( 著 ), zhùzuò ( 著作 )
More words that mean to write in Chinese
xiĕ ( 写 ), zhù ( 著 ), zuò ( 作 )

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