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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Dǎ cǎo jīng ché [da cao jing che]
strike grass startled snake
Striking the grass alerts the snake
Unwisely alerting an enemy
Traditional and Simplified

Traditional and Simplified

Language

When you start learning Chinese you soon across the fact that there are two written forms still in use, the simplified form used in China and the old, traditional form still used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other overseas Chinese communities. With 4,000 years of use the written Chinese language has many archaic features. On formation of the Peoples Republic an ambition reform programme of the script was instigated which has made the learning of the characters far easier.
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