guāng light; ray; bright

Made up of [ ér legs radical 10]

Note

Originally a picture of twenty fires which then became a man bearing a torch hence light and glory
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses ér component: ér (child) jiàn (see) kè (to be able to) miǎn (to escape) tù (rabbit) xiān (first) xiōng (elder brother) yuán (primary) zhēn (really)

Different tone

广 guǎng (vast)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

鼠目寸光 shǔ mù cùn guāng Looking ahead for only a short time. Only planning for the immediate future
一寸光阴一寸金,寸金难买寸光阴 yī cùn guāng yīn yī cùn jīn, cùn jīn nán mǎi cùn guāng yīn An inch of time is an inch of gold, but an inch of time cannot be purchased by an inch of gold.
凿璧偷光 zuò bì tōu guāng Using a hole in the wall to get light to be able to read with. Striving hard to study diligently. The story is of a boy from a poor family who could not afford to buy candles to study books with. Instead he bored a hole through to his neighbor's room that was well illuminated so he could then read.
韬光养晦 tāo guāng yǎng huì Bide your time before showing your strength

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