Meaning of 菽

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Pinyin: shū
English Definition: legumes (peas and beans)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ shū ] uncle; father's younger brother
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Example Words
布帛菽粟 shū cloth, silk, beans and grain; food and clothing; daily necessities
不辨菽麦 biàn shū mài lit. cannot tell beans from wheat (idiom); fig. ignorant of practical matters
啜菽饮水 chuò shū yǐn shuǐ to live in straitened circumstances; One can be a dutiful son to his parents even in poverty. (idiom)
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Example Sentences
'Dou', denoting food containers in ancient times, means the same thing as 'shu' did in ancient times.
Rice, Sorghum, beans, wheat, glutinous millet and common millet; these six grains are what people eat.
"Grains, " There are many different versions of ancient, there are mainly two kinds: one refers to rice, millet, millet, wheat, beans;
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