gòu to reach; to be enough

Made up of [ sentence , duō many ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The 'many' component suggests 'enough' while 'ju' is now a misleading phonetic
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters

Sounds same

gòu

Different tone

gǒu (dog)

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Pronunciation

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hé what; how; why

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, kě can; may; able to]

Origin

The radical gives the idea of person, 'ke' supplies a rough phonetic
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Toad

Toad

Culture

Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián 'money, coin' and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.
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