hóng red

Made up of [ silk radical 120, gōng work; skill radical 48]
Similar looking characters : jiāng (river)
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combines 'silk' with 'work' giving the concept of extra work needed to dye silk red. 'Gong' also provides the rough phonetic.
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses component: fǎng (fine woven silk fabric) fēn (numerous) gāng (guiding principle) gěi (give) jì (order) jié (knot) jīng (Classic) lèi (tired) 绿 lù (green) wéi (to preserve) xù (beginnings) zhǐ (paper) zǔ (to form)
Also uses gōng component: gōng (accomplishment) jiāng (river) jīng (Classic) zuǒ (left)

Sounds same

hóng (flood)

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Pronunciation

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

Phrases

wǒ yǒu liù zhāng hóng piào I have six red tickets
hóng de Red one

Also

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