gāng ridge; mound

Made up of [ jiōng covering box radical 13]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally there was a mountain within the box now it is a cross mark. Used mainly as a phonetic in other characters
Number of strokes 4

Related characters


Using jiōng : lì (beautiful) shàng (still) jiàn (see)

Sounds same

gāng (hard) gāng (guiding principle)

Different tone

gǎng (harbor) gǎng (harbor)

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