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you : friend Pinyinyǒu (third tone)
Englishfriendship
Sounds more like 'yow' than 'you'

SACU uses the character for friendship in its 'logo'. It is derived from the combination of two hands clasped in friendship the right hand above the left. What could be simpler and more direct?

This is another example of a homophone, in this case you has the same third tone as well so the two characters can only be distinguished by context, for this reason you won't see this character on its own to represent friendship.

yǒu rén
you : friend ren : person
friendship person = friend

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