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shǒu
char. hold in one's hand; handy; by hand or personally; means; person good at sth or in a certain profession
Other meanings
[shǒu]   n./m. hand; (for skill or proficiency), (first, second, third) hand, (smallest tradable stock) unit
[shǒu]   radical. hand
    hand
 n/a 
Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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xīn shǒu
n. beginner, new hand, novice
pá shǒu
n. pickpocket
bāng shǒu
n. assistant, helper
shǒu cè
n. handbook, manual
xuán shǒu
n. an athlete selected for a sports meet, competitor, (selected) contestant
yì shǒu
adv./n. (do things) single-handedly, all by oneself; skill, proficiency, trick
shǒu chāo
v. copy by hand
yǎn gāo shǒu dī
idiom. have high aims but low abilities, be fastidious but incompetent
xīn hén shǒu là
idiom. be extremely cruel and merciless
rén shǒu yí fèn
phr. one for each, everyone has a copy