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shu : book Pinyinshū (first tone)
Englishbook; letter
Sounds like 'shoe'

Combines the character for 'pen' with the character for 'clear/white' to denote a book. You normally need to use it in conjunction with the measure word for books (běn). Measure words are important in Chinese as they help to make meanings less ambiguous.

yǒu sān běn shū
wo : I you : have; possess san : 3; Three ben : root; book shu : book
I have three [of] books

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