wáng to die; to lose; to flee

Made up of [ tóu head; lid radical 8]

Note

Originally a person entering a corner to 'hide' now simplified to a lid
Number of strokes 3

Related characters


Using tóu : mǔ (area) jīng (capital) hēng (prosperous) shì (market) yè (night) yì (also)

Different tone

wāng (lame) wǎng (monarch) wǎng (net)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

亡羊补牢 wáng yáng bǔ láo Can mean taking action too late or to protect against a future repeat of misfortune
The Chinese Emperor

The Chinese Emperor

History

The institution of Emperor, as head of the Chinese family of people, lasted for thousands of years and to some extent lives on in the Presidency. In China there has been great respect for the Emperor/President who in turn is expected to rule wisely with the best interests of his subjects in mind. To early European visitors to China the structure was considered close to the ideal form of society.
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