gāo tall; high


Represents a pavilion on top of a hall and hence a 'tall' building
Number of strokes 10


Index 189 used in: gǎo (to do) ; 稿 gǎo (manuscript)

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Different tone

gǎo (to do) 稿 gǎo (manuscript) gào (to tell)

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stroke order for 高
Stroke order for character 高, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


步步高升 bù bù gāo shēng Congratulation on promotion or a new job
道高一尺,魔高一丈 dào gāo yī chǐ, mó gāo yī zhàng There is always opportunity for evil to take root
高不成低不就 gāo bù chéng dī bù jiù Exaggerating one's skills
高屋建瓴 gāo wū jiàn líng Being in a good position to repel attackers. Holding a commanding position
莫测高深 mò cè gāo shēn Enigmatic, unfathomable. Too profound to be readily understood
人往高处走,水往低处流 rén wǎng gāo chù zǒu, shuǐ wǎng dī chù liú There is always room for improvement


高兴 gāo xīng happy


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