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 Delighted to be able to help
Chinese proverb

Proverb

yán jì chū sì mǎ nán zhuī [yi yan ji chu si ma nan zhui]
one speech already go out team of horses difficult chase
A speech made cannot be taken back even by a team of horses
Be careful what you say, it can not be unsaid

Bamboo flowers

Bamboo is often associated with China but it grows throughout South East Asia. It is unusual as a type of grass for not flowering each year. Some species of bamboo (there are 500 species in China) take up to 120 years before they flower. After flowering the bamboo plant dies. Because bamboo can cover whole mountains the simultaneous death of bamboo plants can have severe effects on the creatures like the Giant Panda that depend on it.
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