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


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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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

Chinese Language

Such an ancient language as Chinese has inevitably gathered very many characters and words that have histories going back hundred of years - far longer than any other currently spoken language. However the structure of Chinese language is quite easy to pick up and continues to be a source of fascination.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Zǐ bù jiào fù zhī guò [zi bu jiao fu zhi guo]
child no teach father's past
A father is responsible for his son's conduct
Parents are responsible for their children's education
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