gǎo to do; to make; to go in for

Made up of [ gāo tall; high radical 189, shǒu hand radical 64]

Note

The 'hand' radical gives the idea of manual effort, 'gao' (tall) gives the phonetic

Related characters


Using gāo : 稿 gǎo (manuscript)
Using shǒu : wǒ (I (me)) zhǎo (to try to find) bào (to announce) bàn (to act) bào (to hold) bǎ (to hold) jì (skill) dān (to undertake)

Sounds same

稿 gǎo (manuscript)

Different tone

gāo (tall) gào (to tell)

< Previous gāo Next 稿 gǎo >

Pronunciation

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

zì méi piě [ba zi mei yi pie]
eight character not one neglect
The character for eight takes two strokes to write not just one
It takes two to Tango
Traditional and Simplified

Traditional and Simplified

Language

When you start learning Chinese you soon across the fact that there are two written forms still in use, the simplified form used in China and the old, traditional form still used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other overseas Chinese communities. With 4,000 years of use the written Chinese language has many archaic features. On formation of the Peoples Republic an ambition reform programme of the script was instigated which has made the learning of the characters far easier.
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