稿 gǎo manuscript; draft; stalk of grain

Made up of [ grain radical 115, gāo tall; high radical 189]

Note

Grain (in the form of stalks) suggests relation to paper while 'tall' (gao) is the phonetic
Number of strokes 15

Related characters


Using : qiú (autumn) hé (together) xiāng (fragrant) jì (season) lì (sharp) ǎi (low) zū (to hire) shuì (taxes)
Using gāo : gǎo (to do)

Sounds same

gǎo (to do)

Different tone

gāo (tall) gào (to tell)

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Pronunciation

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