gù happening; instance; reason

Made up of [ suī rap radical 66, ancient ]

Note

Gu (ancient) provides the sound, the 'rap' radical suggests a sudden interruption - a knock at the door?
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses suī component: fàng (let go) huī (emblem) jiào (religion) jiāo (to teach) xiào (effect) zhì (to send)
Also uses component: gù (hard) gū (estimate) gū (paternal aunt) hú (lake) kè (to be able to) kǔ (bitter)

Sounds same

gù (hard)

Different tone

gū (paternal aunt) gū (estimate) gǔ (ancient) gǔ (valley)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

明知故问 míng zhī gù wèn To ask a question when already knowing the answer
温故而知新 wēn gù ér zhī xīn Studying the past helps to understand the present

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