谷 gǔ valley; grain
NoteOld character with components representing 'mouth' of 'water' - a river valley
Number of strokes 7
Index 150 used in: 容 róng (to hold)
Sounds same古 gǔ (ancient)
Different tone姑 gū (paternal aunt)
估 gū (estimate)
故 gù (happening)
固 gù (hard)
Stroke order for character 谷, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license ➚
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