guó country; kingdom

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


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)

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


华国锋 Hua Guofeng
国姓爷 Guoxingye
曾国藩 Zeng Guofan


中国 zhōng guó China
美国 měi guó America
法国 fǎ guó France
英国 yīng guó England
Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Modern History

The tales of the heroic struggle of thousands of soldiers over thousands of miles of challenging terrain were held up as the pivotal episode in the early days of the Communist party. It was during the Long March that Mao Zedong emerged as leader with his own vision for the future of China.
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