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


Also uses dāo component: bié (to leave) cè (toilet) chāo (to exceed) dào (arrive) jù (drama) kān (to print) lì (sharp) lí (pear) qián (front) shī (lion)
Also uses gāng component: gāng (guiding principle)

Sounds same

gāng (ridge) gāng (guiding principle)

Different tone

gǎng (harbor)

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Pronunciation

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