gù happening; instance; reason

Made up of [ suī rap radical 66, ancient ]
Used as component in : zuò

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) sàn (to scatter) xiào (effect) yōu (distant) zhì (to send)
Also uses component: gù (hard) gū (estimate) gū (paternal aunt) hú (beard) hú (lake) jū (to reside) 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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