gē elder brother

Made up of [ can; may; able to , can; may; able to ]

Note

The ke 'can' constituents give approximate phonetic
Number of strokes 10

Related characters


Using : hé (what) á (what?) qí (strange)
Using : hé (what) á (what?) qí (strange)

Sounds same

gē (spear) gē (song)

Different tone

gé (animal hide) gè ('of') gè (each)

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