gǎng harbor; port

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85]

Note

The water radical helps identify as a harbor, the second component mean 'a lane' and rough phonetic 'xiang'
Number of strokes 12

Related characters


Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) qì (steam)

Sounds same

gǎng (harbor)

Different tone

gāng (ridge) gāng (hard) gāng (guiding principle)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

香港 Hong Kong

Cities

张家港 Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu
连云港 Lianyungang, Jiangsu
香港 Hong Kong City, Hong Kong

Largest city

The modern city of Xi'an stands on the site of the great city of Chang'an, the largest city in the world for many centuries. It had a vast city wall and the population was over one million. It reached its peak during the Tang dynasty with traders living in the cosmopolitan city attracted over the Silk Road that ended here. Vast quantities of food needed to be brought from southern China to feed the city's population.
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