wǎng monarch

Used as component in : ; huáng
Similar looking characters : yù (jade)


Probably a picture of an ancient ax, but others say that the lines for heaven, man and earth are linked by a vertical line to represent the unifying/controlling influence of the king or monarch. Also a common family name.
Number of strokes: 4

Sounds same

wǎng (net) wǎng (net)

Different tone

wāng (lame) wáng (to die)

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


王维 Wang Wei
王莽 Wang Mang
王羲之 Wang Xizhi

dì earth; ground; field

Made up of [ tǔ earth; soil radical 32, yě also; and]


Uses earth 'radical' with 'ye' - originally a drinking horn
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mǎi buy

Made up of [ yǐ hidden; concealed; small radical 5, tóu head]


The traditional form is considerably different - showing money under a net
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