gū paternal aunt; husband's sister; nun

Made up of [ female; woman radical 38, ancient ]

Note

The female radical suggests a woman and 'gu' (ancient) is the phonetic
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : hǎo (good) ān (peace) nǚ (woman) tā (she) jiě (elder sister) fù (woman) mèi (younger sister) rú (as) shǐ (to begin) mā (mother) nǎi (milk) ǎi (low) yào (want) xìng (surname) lóu (multi-story building)
Using : gù (happening) gū (estimate) gù (hard) kǔ (bitter)

Sounds same

gū (estimate)

Different tone

gǔ (ancient) gǔ (valley) gù (happening) gù (hard)

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Chinese proverb

Proverb

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gè hé shang tiāo shuǐ hē, liǎng gè hé shang tái shuǐ hē, sān ge hé shang méi shuǐ hē [yi ge he shang tiao shui he, liang ge he shang tai shui he, san ge he shang mei shui he]
one yet lift water, two yet carry water, three yet not carry water
One monk shoulders water by himself; two can still share the labor between them. When it comes to three, they all go thirsty.
Sometimes work is best done alone, a group may just spend the time discussing without doing anything
Too many cooks spoil the broth

Jesuit mission

The Jesuit mission to China in the Ming dynasty was partially successful. The leader Matteo Ricci studied Chinese language and culture extensively and was admired by the Chinese for his scholarship. The Jesuits brought a more precise knowledge of astronomy which further impressed the Imperial court.
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