guó country; kingdom

Made up of [ jade , wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally contained land, mouth and spear to represent a defended land. The interior has been simplified to contain a piece of jade, also representing the ruler.
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : bǎo (jewel)
Using wéi : yuán (park) gù (hard) huí (to circle)

Different tone

guō (pot) guò (past)

< Previous guō Next guò >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 国
Stroke order for character 国, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

People

华国锋 Hua Guofeng
国姓爷 Guoxingye
曾国藩 Zeng Guofan

Phrases

中国 zhōng guó China
美国 měi guó America
法国 fǎ guó France
英国 yīng guó England
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Bù pò bù lì [bu po bu li]
not destroy not stand
If do not destroy will not stand
The old needs to be demolished before building the new
Start from scratch

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