书 - Dong Chinese dictionary

shū

book

Simplified form of . Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound. The simplified character is derived from the cursive form of .

Components
聿 meaning,simplified component

  Meaning Simplified component

  

writing brush

者 sound,simplified component

  Sound Simplified component

zhě

  

one who...

Evolution

书 Bronze script Mid Western Zhou (~900 BC)

Bronze script

Mid Western Zhou (~900 BC)
书 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
书 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
书 Traditional script Modern

Traditional script

Modern
书 Simplified script Modern

Simplified script

Modern
Definitions

() 

shū

book, letter, document; writings; book; letter; document; CL:[běn],|[cè],[bù]; to write

() 

Shū

abbr. for 書經|书经[Shū​jīng]

Most common words with 书
Freq.
Word
Meaning

book

读书

to study

书记

clerk

图书馆

library

秘书

secretary