wǎng monarch

Used as component in : ; huáng ; wǎng
Similar looking characters : yù (jade)


Probably a picture of an ancient ax, but others say that the lines for heaven, man and earth are linked by a vertical line to represent the unifying/controlling influence of the king or monarch. Also a common family name.
Number of strokes: 4

Sounds same

wǎng (net) wǎng (net) wǎng (towards)

Different tone

wāng (lame) wáng (to die) wàng (to forget) wàng (absurd)

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


王维 Wang Wei
王莽 Wang Mang
王羲之 Wang Xizhi

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