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
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