gū paternal aunt; husband's sister; nun

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


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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Changes and transformations

The very ancient Yi Jing (I Ching) is one the great classics of Chinese literature. Its meaning has pondered upon for thousands of years, For much of China's dynastic history it was all pervasive, deciding when and who did things. In the full version the method produces two outcomes the 'current' and the 'future' and hence the name 'Book of Changes' as one transforms to the other. There are 64 possible outcomes arranged as six yin or yang lines. The laborious but satisfying traditional method uses fifty yarrow sticks, but for a thousand years three coins can also be used to give a more speedy answer.
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