kǒu mouth

Note

Representation of an open mouth
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 30 used in: yòu (right) ; hé (together) ; wèn (ask) ; jiào (called) ; yǔ (language) ; shǐ (history) ; zhī (one) ; chī (to eat) ; fú (good fortune) ; fù (rich) ; gǔ (ancient) ; hēng (prosperous) ; huò (maybe) ; jiù (fault) ; jūn (monarch) ; kě (can) ; mìng (life) ; rú (as) ; shàng (still) ; shì (matter) ; suī (although) ; tái (typhoon) ; xǐ (to be fond of) ; zhī (to know) ; zhōu (surname Zhou) ; zú (foot) ; hào (name) ; gōng (palace) ; jù (sentence) ; mǎ (?) ; yuē (to speak) ; gǒu (dog) ; hé (to close) ; jí (lucky) ; lìng (other) ; bā (supposition or suggestion) ; xiōng (elder brother) ; hāi (sound of sighing) ; míng (name) ; gào (to tell) ; zhān (to observe) ; hòu (behind) ; táng (Tang) ; gè (each) ; chàng (to sing) ; tīng (to listen) ; hē (drink) ; yǎo (to bite) ; ne (and you?) ; chuán (boat) ; huí (to circle)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

海口 Haikou, Hainan
张家口 Zhangjiakou, Hebei
营口 Yingkou, Liaoning

Proverbs

虎口拔牙 hǔ kǒu bá yá To be very daring and/or to take unnecessary risks
祸从口出 huò cóng kǒu chū Be careful what you say
口蜜腹剑 kǒu mì fù jiàn Disguising ill intent with honeyed words. Deceitful and dangerous
口是心非 kǒu shì xīn fēi To say the opposite of what you really think
苦口良药 kǔ kǒu liáng yaò It may take hard work and discomfort to achieve something worthwhile
目瞪口呆 mù dèng kǒu dāi Dumb struck

Quintessence of the Nation

Pekiing (Beijing Opera) is considered the supreme artform as it combines dance, acrobatics, singing, acting, music and comedy. Originally all the actors were men and they started training at a very early age. It would become soon clear what type of role the boy was best suited to and they would play just that role for their whole acting career. The Opera has the barest of sets, the actors have to suggest the action with standard gestures and movable props. The music was considered an integral part of the the performance with the musicians occupying a part of the stage playing traditional instruments.
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