qù go

Note

Origin from a cover over a hidden or empty vessel. When the lid is lifted the secret 'goes'
Number of strokes 5

Different tone

qǔ (to take)

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Pronunciation

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

Phrases

我去中国 wǒ qù zhōng guó I am going to China
他去那儿了 tā qù nà r le Where has he gone?
他们明年去美国 tā mén míng nián qù měi guó They are going to America next year
你要去那儿 nǐ yào qù nà r Where do you want to go?
Wed 30th Aug

Ban on lunchtime booze

Arguably Guizhou's most famous export is Maotai liquor. It's a potent distilled spirit made from fermented sorghum and often used for toasts at banquets for visiting dignitaries. It's also very expensive.

Now the central government has put on a ban for Guizhou local government employees from taking a lunchtime tipple. Not just maotai but all alcoholic drinks are banned - unless special dispensation is given. It's part of a government initiative to improve efficiency in local government. It's no longer going to be acceptable to doze through the afternoon in a semi-drunken stupor!


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