wǎng net; network

Made up of [ jiōng covering box radical 13]
Similar looking characters : fēng (wind)
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally a pictogram of a net but then became complicated before recent simplification back to original form
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses jiōng component: gāng (ridge) jiàn (see) lì (beautiful) liǎng (pair) nán (south) nèi (inner) shàng (still) shāng (commerce) tóng (same) yǔ (rain) zài (again) zhōu (circuit)

Sounds same

wǎng (monarch) wǎng (towards)

Different tone

wāng (lame) wáng (to die) wàng (to forget) wàng (absurd)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: wǎng

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

不撒大网不得大鱼 bú sǎ dà wǎng bù dé dà yú Need to think big if to succeed
网开一面 wǎng kāi yī miàn To give someone a chance of escape

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