guān official; government; organ of body

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40]

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


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

Sounds same

guān (shut) guān

Different tone

guǎn (building)

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