guān official; government; organ of body

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40]
Used as component in : guǎn

Note

Thought to represent a palace - two rooms under a roof, others say irreverently it is 'buttocks' under a roof representing the laziness of officials.
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses mián component: ān (peace) bǎo (jewel) dìng (to set) fù (rich) gōng (palace) hán (cold) jiā (house) kè (customer) nìng (better) róng (to hold) shì (room) shí (real) song (Song) tā (it) xué (cave) yí (proper) yuàn (courtyard) zāi (disaster) zì (letter)

Sounds same

guān (shut) guān

Different tone

guǎn (building)

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Pronunciation

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