àn bank; shore; beach

Made up of [ shān mountain radical 46, chǎng cliff; factory; depot radical 27, gàn do; shield; to concern radical 51]

Note

Both 'mountain' as radical and 'cliff' give the meaning while 'gan' suggests the phonetic
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using shān : dǎo (island) suì (year)
Using chǎng : fǎn (contrary) lì (strict) yuán (former) lì (to experience) dùn (shield)
Using gàn : hàn (perspiration) gān (liver) gān (pole) gǎn (to overtake) kān (to print) nián (year)

Different tone

ān (peace)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

隔岸观火 gé àn guān huǒ Refusing to help others when it is needed
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