古 gǔ ancient
Made up of [
Note Ten mouths representing transmission through ten generations hence ancient
Number of strokes
Using 十 shí
半 bàn (half) 德 dé (virtue) 载 zài (to carry) 卖 mài (sell) 什 shén (what) 支 zhī (to support) 盾 dùn (shield) 直 zhí (straight)
早 zǎo (early) Using 口 kǒu
右 yòu (right) 和 hé (together) 问 wèn (ask) 叫 jiào (called) 语 yǔ (language) 史 shǐ (history) 只 zhī (one) 吃 chī (to eat) 福 fú (good fortune) 富 fù (rich) 亨 hēng (prosperous) 或 huò (maybe) 咎 jiù (fault) 君 jūn (monarch) 可 kě (can) 命 mìng (life) 如 rú (as) 尚 shàng (still) 事 shì (matter) 虽 suī (although) 台 tái (typhoon) 喜 xǐ (to be fond of) 知 zhī (to know) 周 zhōu (surname Zhou) 足 zú (foot) 号 hào (name) 宫 gōng (palace) 句 jù (sentence) 吗 mǎ (?) 曰 yuē (to speak) 狗 gǒu (dog) 合 hé (to close) 吉 jí (lucky) 另 lìng (other) 吧 bā (supposition or suggestion) 兄 xiōng (elder brother) 咳 hāi (sound of sighing) 名 míng (name) 告 gào (to tell) 占 zhān (to observe) 后 hòu (behind) 唐 táng (Tang) 各 gè (each) 唱 chàng (to sing) 听 tīng (to listen) 喝 hē (drink) 咬 yǎo (to bite) 呢 ne (and you?) 船 chuán (boat) 回 huí (to circle) Sounds same 蛊
谷 gǔ (valley) Different tone
姑 gū (paternal aunt)
估 gū (estimate)
故 gù (happening)
固 gù (hard) Pronunciation Your browser does not support this audio element.
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内蒙古 Inner Mongolia Proverbs
古为今用 gǔ wéi jīn yòng
Learning from history. Applying past history to the current situation
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