Used as component in : Made up of [ private; secret; selfish radical 28, earth; soil radical 32]
Made with 5 strokes.
Origin from a cover over a hidden or empty vessel. When the lid is lifted the secret 'goes'
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses component: gōng (public) me (what) néng (to be able to) tái (typhoon) xióng (male) yún (cloud) zhì (to arrive)
Also uses component: cháng (threshing floor) chéng (city) (earth) guī (jade tablet) guī (jade tablet) hēi (black) jiāng (border) kuài (piece) (inside) líng (mound) sàng (to lose) shèng (holy) (Buddhist temple) zài (exist) zhì (to arrive) zhōu (circuit) zǒu (walk) zuò (seat) zuò (sit)

Different tone

(to take)

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stroke order for 去
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wǒ qù zhōng guó I am going to China
tā qù nà r le Where has he gone?
tā mén míng nián qù měi guó They are going to America next year
nǐ yào qù nà r Where do you want to go?