gǔ valley; grain

Note

Old character with components representing 'mouth' of 'water' - a river valley
Number of strokes 7

Radical

Index 150 used in: róng (to hold)

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Sounds same

gǔ (ancient)

Different tone

gū (paternal aunt) gū (estimate) gù (happening) gù (hard)

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stroke order for 谷
Stroke order for character 谷, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

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