gē song; to sing

Made up of [ elder brother , qiàn yawn; deficient radical 76]
A measure word to use for this noun: shǒu

Note

Comprises the open mouth radical (or yawn) combined with 'ge' elder brother for phonetic
Number of strokes: 14

Related characters


Also uses qiàn component: cì (next in sequence) huān (merry) ruǎn (soft) yǐn (to drink) yù (to wish for)

Sounds same

gē (spear) gē (elder brother)

Different tone

gé (animal hide) gè ('of' (general)) gè (each)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

四面楚歌 sì miàn chǔ gē Ambushed from all sides. Hopeless situation. In the battle of Gaixia troops surrounding the enemy sang songs of home, breaking their spirit. From the classic Shi Ji from 2,200 years ago. After the end of the Qin dynasty the Han general used this tactic against of the Chu kingdom. The Chu songs persuaded the surrounded Chu forces that the Han must have overrun much of the Chu kingdom already

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