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

wéi to preserve; to maintain; to hold together

Made up of [ sī silk radical 120, zhuī short-tailed bird; dove radical 172]

Origin

Composed of 'silk' and 'bird' suggesting a silken thread tied to a bird's leg to 'preserve' or 'maintain' it securely
Full information for
Chinese proverb

Proverb

sī bù gǒu [yi si bu gou]
one thread not careless
To take care of every thread in a cloth
To be meticulous. To pay atttention to every detail.
If a job is worth doing it is worth doing well
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