hóng flood; big; great

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, gòng common; general ]
Made with 9 strokes.
The water radical gives idea of flood and 'gong' provides rough phonetic as well as 'collective water'

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Also uses shuǐ component: bō (wave) fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (perspiration) hàn (chinese) hé (river) hú (lake) huó (to live) jì (to cross a river) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) shè (to wade) xǐ (to wash) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)
Also uses gòng component: gǎng (harbor) gōng (to provide)

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hóng (red)

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People

洪秀全 Hong Xiuquan
洪武帝 Emperor Hongwu