gǎn to overtake; to catch up with; to hurry

Made up of [ zǒu walk radical 156, gàn do; shield; to concern radical 51]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The radical is 'walk' and the righthand part is the phonetic 'gan'
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using zǒu : tàng (collective for trips) qǐ (to rise)
Using gàn : hàn (perspiration) gān (liver) gān (pole) àn (bank) kān (to print) nián (year)

Different tone

gān (pleasant) gān (liver) gān (pole) gàn (do)

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Pronunciation

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Song dynasty

Song dynasty

History

The Song dynasty is a period of Chinese refinement and peace rather than military prowess. Great strides were taken in the creative arts and literature. Prosperity from the growing trade by sea rather than overland fueled the building of huge cities. The eventual conquest by the Mongol hordes brought the dynasty to a tragic close.

Ancient strategy game

The game of weiqi (or 'go' from its Japanese version) has been the pasttime of Chinese people for over a thousand years. It is a strategy game where luck does not play a part. The skill often involves deceiving an opponent of true intentions. Counters are placed on a 19x19 board one by one until all 361 pieces are used. The winner is the player with the most 'living' pieces accounting for captures of the opponents. Only as late as March 2016 has a computer program been able to match a human master of the game.
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