gào to tell; to inform; to say

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30]

Note

Probably originally a muzzle for cows ('mouth' + 'cow') or may be a warning shout 'mouth' that a bull is charging
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses kǒu component: bā (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) gè (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) gǔ (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) hé (to close) hé (together) hē (drink) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) jí (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) jù (sentence) jú (office) jūn (monarch) kā (coffee) kě (can) lìng (other) mǎ (?) mìng (life) míng (to call (birds)) míng (name) ne (and you?) pí (hops) pǐn (article) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) xǐ (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) yǔ (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (to know) zhī (one) zhōu (circuit) zú (foot)

Different tone

gāo (tall) gǎo (to do) 稿 gǎo (manuscript)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

不告而别 bù gaò ér bié Leave without saying goodbye
恶人先告状 è rén xiān gàozhuàng The perpetrator diverts attention by being the first to complain

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