gèng more; even more; further

Made up of [ yuē to speak; to say radical 73]

Note

The character is listed under the 'tongue' radical but that element is lost in the modern form
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using yuē : hé (why)

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Pronunciation

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Noon day gun

One of the many traditions that have survived the hand-over of Hong Kong from the U.K. to China is the firing of the noon day gun. It is mentioned in Noel Coward's well known song 'Mad dogs and Englishmen'. The tradition started in the 1860s and still attracts tourists to see the ceremony each day. Whether the Chinese government will be happy for this echo of colonialism to live on for much longer is hard to say.
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