处 - Dong Chinese dictionary

chùchǔ

place

Simplified form of . Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
夂 meaning component

  Meaning component

zhǐ

  

go

is a component form of . Depicts a foot.

卜 simplified component

  Simplified component

bo

  

fortune telling

Shorthand for the component in the traditional character .

Evolution

处 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
处 Bronze script Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)

Bronze script

Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)
处 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

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

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
处 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

() 

chù

place, locale; department; place; location; spot; point; office; bureau; respect; classifier for locations or items of damage: spot, point

() 

chǔ

to reside; to live; to dwell; to be in; to be situated at; to stay; to get along with; to be in a position of; to deal with; to discipline; to punish

Most common words with 处
Freq.
Word
Meaning

to reside

处理

to handle

到处

everywhere

处于

to be in (some state, position, or condition)

好处

benefit

Component uses

Sound component in 1 character