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

zhù to halt; to stay

Made up of [ mǎ horse radical 187, zhǔ owner; master; host]

Origin

The horse radical suggests transportation, the right part 'zhu' gives the pronunciation
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The Chinese Stars

The Chinese Stars

Culture

The Chinese system of astronomical observation is as ancient and distinctly different that as that developed in Europe and the Middle East. More emphasis was put on the moon than the sun and stars were arranged into groups according to a view of the Imperial system.
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