gǔn line


Number of strokes 1

Radical

Index 2 used in: fū (husband) ; zhōng (centre) ; shū (book) ; wèi (not yet) ; xíng (permitted) ; huà (to draw) ; zhí (straight) ; jiù (old) ; pù (store)

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