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

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