yǔ (與)

this character can be used in several very different ways; yǔ () is a verb with a range in meanings — to give, help, approve, be friendly with, to follow, conform with, or to wait, permit, or pay; or yǔ () can function as an adverb meaning “all or completely;” it also operates as a preposition (with, be at, along with, to, for) and conjunction (and or by); many passages that contains this character (), most frequently pronounced yǔ, are difficult to render into English; often, they have more than one meaningful interpretation, which can itself grow into a fruitful inquiry. See also, yù (與) and yú (與).

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