gū estimate

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, ancient ]

Note

The 'gu' (ancient) provides the sound
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using rén : tā (he) huā (flower) mén (s) hé (what) huà (to make into) wèi (position) yè (night) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to do) dài (replace) 亿 yì (100,000,000) nǐ (you) zhù (to live) fèn (portion) shén (what) gōng (to provide) zhí (value) bǐng (both) rén (humane) chàng (to initiate) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) dǎo (fall) dàn (but) hòu (wait)
Using : gù (happening) gū (paternal aunt) gù (hard) kǔ (bitter)

Sounds same

gū (paternal aunt)

Different tone

gǔ (ancient) gǔ (valley) gù (happening) gù (hard)

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