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
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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