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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One of the many traditions that have survived the hand-over of Hong Kong from the U.K. to China is the firing of the noon day gun. It is mentioned in Noel Coward's well known song 'Mad dogs and Englishmen'. The tradition started in the 1860s and still attracts tourists to see the ceremony each day. Whether the Chinese government will be happy for this echo of colonialism to live on for much longer is hard to say.
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fēi to not be; not; wrong

Origin

Ancient pictograph of negation 'not is'

Radical

Index 175 used in: used in: fěi (bandit)
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