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
pángǔ Pan Gu
驻 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 Full information for
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
were arranged into groups according to a view of the Imperial system.
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