hóng flood; big; great

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, gòng common; general ]

Note

The water radical gives idea of flood and 'gong' provides rough phonetic as well as 'collective water'
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) hǎi (sea) fǎ (law) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)
Using gòng : gōng (to provide)

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hóng (red)

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