gǔ ancient

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24, kǒu mouth radical 30]

Note

Ten mouths representing transmission through ten generations hence ancient
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using shí : bàn (half) dé (virtue) zài (to carry) mài (sell) shén (what) zhī (to support) dùn (shield) zhí (straight) zǎo (early)
Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) chuán (boat) huí (to circle)

Sounds same

gǔ (valley)

Different tone

gū (paternal aunt) gū (estimate) gù (happening) gù (hard)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

内蒙古 Inner Mongolia

Proverbs

古为今用 gǔ wéi jīn yòng Learning from history. Applying past history to the current situation

Also

盘古 pángǔ Pan Gu
double happiness

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