guó country; kingdom

Made up of [ jade , wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Originally contained land, mouth and spear to represent a defended land. The interior has been simplified to contain a piece of jade, also representing the ruler.
Number of strokes: 8

Related characters


Also uses component: bǎo (jewel)
Also uses wéi component: gù (hard) huí (to circle) miàn (face) sì (four) yuán (park) zhōng (centre)

Different tone

guō (pot) guǒ (fruit) guò (past)

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Pronunciation

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

People

华国锋 Hua Guofeng
国姓爷 Guoxingye
曾国藩 Zeng Guofan

Proverbs

倾城倾国 qīng chéng qīng guó Overwhelm the entire area. Usually applied to a woman of outstanding beauty.

Phrases

中国 zhōng guó China
měi guó America
fǎ guó France
yīng guó England

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