guǎn building; shop; term for certain public buildings

Made up of [ shí food; eat radical 184, guān official; government; organ of body ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

'guan - official is the phonetic but also suggests government, the food radical suggests 'restaurant'
Number of strokes 11

Related characters


Using shí : yǐn (to drink) bǎo (to eat till full) fàn (food) jiǎo (dumpling)

Different tone

guān (shut) guān guān (official)

< Previous guān Next guāng >

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