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
The standing of women in China

The standing of women in China

Culture

Attitudes to women have varied greatly in China over the centuries. The traditional subservient position of women in society has only really changed in the last sixty years. Our section describes the role of women down the centuries including the role of concubines and how some Imperial women bucked the trend.
Good fortune

Good fortune

Language

You will often see the character for good fortune on decorations and gifts. 'Fu' is also associated with bats and oranges and this needs a little explanation...
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