gé animal hide; leather; to reform


Made with 9 strokes.
An ancient picture of an animal hide spread out to dry

Sounds same

Different tone

gē (spear) gē (elder brother) gē (song) gè ('of' (general)) gè (each)

Radical

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

Proverbs

马革裹尸 mǎ gé guǒ shī A wish to die in action on the battlefield. A heroic wish to serve until death.