姑 gū paternal aunt; husband's sister; nun
Made up of [女 nǚ
radical 38, 古 gǔ
NoteThe female radical suggests a woman and 'gu' (ancient) is the phonetic
Number of strokes 8
Using 女 nǚ
: 好 hǎo (good) 安 ān (peace) 女 nǚ (woman) 她 tā (she) 姐 jiě (elder sister) 妇 fù (woman) 妹 mèi (younger sister) 如 rú (as) 始 shǐ (to begin) 妈 mā (mother) 奶 nǎi (milk) 矮 ǎi (low) 要 yào (want) 姓 xìng (surname) 楼 lóu (multi-story building)
Using 古 gǔ
: 故 gù (happening) 估 gū (estimate) 固 gù (hard) 苦 kǔ (bitter)
Sounds same估 gū (estimate)
Different tone古 gǔ (ancient)
谷 gǔ (valley)
故 gù (happening)
固 gù (hard)
one yet lift water, two yet carry water, three yet not carry water
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Too many cooks spoil the broth
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