gāng guiding principle; main rope of a net; authority

Made up of [ silk radical 120, gāng ridge; mound ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The silk radical alludes to rope - its main meaning, while 'gang' (ridge) gives the sound
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) wéi (to preserve) lèi (tired) fēn (numerous) zǔ (to form) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using gāng : gāng (hard)

Sounds same

gāng (ridge) gāng (hard)

Different tone

gǎng (harbor) gǎng (harbor)

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Pronunciation

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