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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