duō many

Made up of [ sunset; evening radical 36]
Used as component in : gòu

Note

The concept of 'many' is denoted by two duplicate character for 'evening' indicating many hard day's toil
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses component: míng (name) suì (year) wài (outside) yè (night)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 多
Stroke order for character 多, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

鄂尔多斯 Ordos, Inner Mongolia

Proverbs

交个朋友多条路,树个敌人多堵墙 jiāo gè péng you duō tiáo lù, shù gè dí rén duō dǔ qiáng It is better to make friends than enemies
能者多劳 néng zhě duō láo Busy people are busy because they are capable
少见多怪 shaǒ jiàn duō guài Unsettled by a new environment
夜长梦多 yè cháng mèng duō When in hard times it is foolish to merely dream of better things

Phrases

duō shǎo How much
nǐ yào duō shǎo píng pú táo jiǔ You want how many bottles of wine?
Imperial servants - the eunuchs

Imperial servants - the eunuchs

History

For over two thousand years the Chinese Emperor was served by a large number of Imperial servants who had castrated as young boys. With no possibility of having children themselves they were seen as having more loyalty to the Emperor than the Emperor's often scheming family. Some eunuchs became fabulously rich as a result of their total control of access to the Emperor.

Women in China

Gender equality in China has been a long time coming. Traditions dating back thounsands of years are hard to shift. There has yet to be a woman appointed to the top rung of government committee. Change really only started to come after the foundation of the Peoples Republic in 1949. Our page on attitudes to women covers the few Imperial women leaders, marriage and concubines as well as foot binding.
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