gān pleasant; sweet

Note

An ancient picture of a mouth with the line representing something sweet
Number of strokes 5

Radical

Index 99

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Sounds same

gān (liver) gān (pole)

Different tone

gǎn (to overtake) gàn (do)

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Pronunciation

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

Provinces

甘肃 Gansu

Proverbs

苦尽甘来 kǔ jìn gān lái After troubles comes happiness
心甘情愿 xīn gān qíng yuàn Happy to do something; Delighted to help

Nanjing Regime

A little known fact about the Japanese occupation of China [1940-1945] is that the occupied areas were governed by a 'Chinese' administration. This was the Nanjing Nationalist Government presided over by Wang Jingwei. The regime claimed to be the legitimate GMD Nationalist government and used the Republican flag. This fooled many of the Chinese people living on the Eastern coast, however the real power lay with the Japanese military.
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