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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Chinese numbers

Chinese numbers

Language

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?

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