gù happening; instance; reason

Made up of [ suī rap radical 66, ancient ]


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

Related characters

Using suī : jiào (religion) jiāo (to teach) fàng (let go) xiào (effect)
Using : gū (paternal aunt) gū (estimate) gù (hard) kǔ (bitter)

Sounds same

gù (hard)

Different tone

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

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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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