gǒng two hands


Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 55 used in: kāi (begin) ; 廿 niàn (twenty) ; yì (different)

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Different tone

gōng (work) gōng (palace) gōng (public) gōng (accomplishment) gōng (bow) gōng (to provide) gòng (common)

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