洪 hóng flood; big; great
Made up of [氵 shuǐ
radical 85, 共 gòng
NoteThe water radical gives idea of flood and 'gong' provides rough phonetic as well as 'collective water'
Number of strokes 9
Using 氵 shuǐ
: 酒 jiǔ (wine) 海 hǎi (sea) 法 fǎ (law) 满 mǎn (to fill) 泽 zé (pool) 治 zhì (to rule) 浅 qiǎn (shallow) 汗 hàn (perspiration) 没 méi (have not) 清 qīng (clear) 泡 pào (bubble) 港 gǎng (harbor) 汽 qì (steam)
Using 共 gòng
: 供 gōng (to provide)
Sounds same红 hóng (red)
洪秀全 Hong Xiuquan
洪武帝 Emperor Hongwu
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