wéi proud; enclosure; upright

Note

A large box gives picture of a square area. The other character part is written inside the box.
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 31 used in: guó (country) ; yuán (park) ; gù (hard) ; huí (to circle)

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Sounds same

wéi (to preserve)

Different tone

wèi (do) wèi (not yet) wèi (position)

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

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