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

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