gǔ ancient

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24, kǒu mouth radical 30]
Used as component in : ; ; ; ; ; ;

Note

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

Related characters


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

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

Yijiangshan Islands

The Battle of the Yijiangshan Islands took place on January 18th to 20th 1955 and marked the very end of armed Civil War between the Republic of China under Chiang Kaishek and the People's Republic under Mao Zedong. A tiny cluster of islands off Taizhou Bay, Fujian was the battleground. The mainland forces won and the nationalists gave up a number of indefensible islands off the coast.
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