冈 gāng ridge; mound
Made up of [冂 jiōng
Alternative traditional form
of character: 岡
NoteOriginally 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
Using 冂 jiōng
: 丽 lì (beautiful) 尚 shàng (still) 见 jiàn (see)
Sounds same刚 gāng (hard)
纲 gāng (guiding principle)
Different tone港 gǎng (harbor)
港 gǎng (harbor)
Learning the numbers
in Chinese is easier than in many other languages. In our complete guide to the numbers we include the traditions associated them. Do you know why 4 was unlucky but 8 lucky?
Unsolicited comment from genuine visitor to Chinasage.
“Hi! I really like this page, really useful for students ! If you could only add some history maps and will be great!” Five dynasties
Chinasage is a new web resource, started in 2012, pages will be added, enhanced and re-formatted regularly. Please check back soon for updated information about China.
We would be most grateful if you have any comments or suggestions to help improve this page.
Our contact page is also available if you have a longer comment. Just type in a quick remark here:
Citation information: Chinasage, 'Chinese character gāng 冈 ridge', , Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/fch_gang_ridge.htm.
Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2017