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)

< Previous guān Next guǎn >

Chinese proverb

Proverb

脚印
gè jiǎo yìnr [yi bu yi ge jiao yinr]
one stride one footprint
Every step leaves a footprint
Work steadily one step at a time in order to make solid progress
Rome was not built in a day

The name of Confucius

The name in Chinese is 孔子 Kǒngzǐ or 孔夫子 Kǒngfūzǐ meaning “Master Kong” as Kong is the surname. His descendents, now in the 83rd generation still live at his birthplace Qufu, Shandong. Confucius is the Wade-Giles approximation of the name in English.
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