wáng to die; to lose; to flee

Made up of [ tóu head; lid radical 8]
Used as component in : máng ; wàng


Originally a person entering a corner to 'hide' now simplified to a lid
Number of strokes: 3

Related characters

Also uses tóu component: hēng (prosperous) jīng (capital) liù (six) mǔ (area) shāng (commerce) shì (market) yè (night) yì (also)

Different tone

wāng (lame) wǎng (monarch) wǎng (net) wǎng (net) wǎng (towards) wàng (to forget) wàng (absurd)

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亡羊补牢 wáng yáng bǔ láo Can mean taking action too late or else taking action to protect against a future repeat of misfortune
唇亡齿寒 chún wáng chǐ hán Two interdependent things or people. The story of is of an attack on two kingdoms, as they were so mutually dependent the fall of one led directly to the fall of the other.

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