gāng hard; just now; strong; exactly

Made up of [ dāo knife (radical) radical 18, gāng ridge; mound ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Knife gives the idea of 'sharp, hard, exact' while gang 'ridge' gives the phonetic
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using dāo : lì (sharp) qián (front) kān (to print) bié (to leave) dào (arrive)
Using gāng : gāng (guiding principle)

Sounds same

gāng (ridge) gāng (guiding principle)

Different tone

gǎng (harbor) gǎng (harbor)

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Pronunciation

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Wed 13th Dec 2017

Southern water replenishes Beijing

We included a news item in July about the ambitious water management projects in China. A new article on the Shanghai Daily web site details just how impressive it all is. It is the world's largest water diversion project projected to cost $76 billion dollars. The first phase is complete and generating great benefit to Beijing. About 3 trillion gallons have been rerouted and the water all the way from the Yangzi is now supplying 70% of Beijing's water. All this is great news in the parched north but there are concerns that the diversion may adversely affect the lower Yangzi delta region's delicate ecosystem.


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