guō pot; pan


Alternative traditional form of character:

Different tone

guó (country) guò (past)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

热锅上的蚂蚁 rè guō shàng de mǎ yǐ In a state of feverish activity and excitement

Firecrackers

The loud bangs from strings of firecrackers are often heard when the Chinese have something to celebrate. Traditionally gunpowder was packed into the hollow stem of bamboo, but now paper and plastic are used for the casing. Liuyang in Hunan is a key center in the manufacture of firecrackers.
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