gān liver

Made up of [ yuè moon; month radical 74, gàn do; shield; to concern radical 51]

Note

The moon radical is also used for 'meat' while the right part is the phonetic
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using yuè : míng (bright) yǒu (have) néng (to be able to) qián (front) suí (Sui) qīng (green) péng (friend) péng (friend) jiāo (to glue) dǎn (the gall)
Using gàn : hàn (perspiration) gān (pole) gǎn (to overtake) àn (bank) kān (to print) nián (year)

Sounds same

gān (pleasant) gān (pole)

Different tone

gǎn (to overtake) gàn (do)

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Pronunciation

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Seasons

In ancient China the year was split into two periods: Spring and Autumn perhaps the Yin and Yang division of cold; wet with hot and dry. Later the two seasons were split to make the familiar four. For a brief time a fifth season was added between summer and autumn to fit in with the system of five-fold divisions (elements, colors, directions).
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shí ten; 10

Origin

Like the roman numeral X it may represent the completion of the decimal count

Radical

Index 24 used in: used in: bàn (half) ; dé (virtue) ; gǔ (ancient) ; zài (to carry) ; mài (sell) ; shén (what) ; zhī (to support) ; dùn (shield) ; zhí (straight) ; zǎo (early)
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