Listen to pronunciation (Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)
Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced shù. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well (not yet available in this dictionary).
to count, considered as exceptionally, number, several, fate"Why are some translations grayed out?" Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 数 ( shŭ ) 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. :
数 ( shu / shŭ ) in traditional characters
数 is composed of 13 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
countless | considered one of the best
数 ( shu / shŭ ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 227)
Chinese example words containing the character 数 ( shu / shŭ )
复数 ( fùshù = plural ),数词 ( shùcí = numeral ),数据线 ( shùjùxiàn = data cable ),数量 ( shùliàng = amount ),数码相机 ( shùmăxiàngjī = digital camera ),数码相框 ( shùmăxiàngkuāng = digital photo frame ),数学 ( shùxué = mathematics ),数学家 ( shùxuéjiā = mathematician ),数字 ( shùzì = number ),岁数 ( suìshu = age ),无数 ( wúshù = countless )
Other characters that are pronounced shŭ in Chinese