gē spear


Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 62 used in: wǒ (I (me)) ; chéng (to succeed) ; huò (maybe) ; wǔ (martial) ; zài (to carry) ; zhǎo (to try to find) ; jiān (narrow) ; zhàn (to fight) ; dài (to respect) ; wù (fifth (ordinal))

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Sounds same

gē (elder brother) gē (song)

Different tone

gé (animal hide) gè ('of') gè (each)

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

Proverbs

倒戈相向 daǒ gē xiāng xiàng Betray one's own side
Chinese proverb

Proverb

sī bù gǒu [yi si bu gou]
one thread not careless
To take care of every thread in a cloth
To be meticulous. To pay atttention to every detail.
If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well

Wuchang

The city of Wuchang became part of Wuhan, Hubei in 1926. Its most famous claim to fame is that the Wuchang Uprising in 1911 which was the spark that finally dislodged the Manchu dynasty from power. Sun Yatsen and his Republican movement had staged many attempted revolts in the southern cities. With massive unrest over the ownersip of railways by foreign powers, an incident in Wuchang on Ocvtober 9th 1911 sparked the eventually successful revolution.
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