wáng to die; to lose; to flee

Made up of [ tóu head; lid radical 8]


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

jiān difficult; hard; hardship

Made up of [ gèn stubborn radical 138, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]


The right hand part is 'gen' stubborn, the left hand part has changed from 'ge' (animal hide) to a hange
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