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鱼(魚) yú fish in Mandarin Chinese

Definition[edit | edit source]

This character, which itself is a radical, is a pictograph of a fish. 鱼 (魚) is also a common radical at the left side of characters, typically indicating various types of fish. It can also sometimes serve as a phonetic, e.g., in 渔 (漁) yú “to fish.”

Examples[edit | edit source]

  • 鱼 (魚) yú fish [N]
  • 一条鱼 (一條魚) yìtiáo yú a fish
  • 鱼肉 (魚肉) yúròu the flesh of a fish [N]
  • 金鱼 (金魚) jīnyú goldfish [N]

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Sources[edit | edit source]

Book: Intermediate Written Chinese by Cornelius C. Kubler

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