書 - Dong Chinese dictionary

shū

book

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and represents the sound.

Components
聿 meaning component

  Meaning component

  

writing brush

者 sound component

  Sound component

zhě

  

one who...

Evolution

書 Bronze script Mid Western Zhou (~900 BC)

Bronze script

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

Seal script

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

Clerical script

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

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

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shū

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

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Shū

abbr. for 書經|书经[Shū​jīng]

Most common words with 書
Freq.
Word
Meaning

book

读书

to study

书记

clerk

图书馆

library

秘书

secretary