gān pleasant; sweet

Similar looking characters : 廿 niàn (twenty)
Made with 5 strokes.
An ancient picture of a mouth with the line representing something sweet
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Sounds same

gān (liver) gān (pole)

Different tone

gǎn (to overtake) gàn (do)


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stroke order for 甘
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甘肃 Gansu


苦尽甘来 kǔ jìn gān lái After troubles comes happiness
心甘情愿 xīn gān qíng yuàn Delighted to be able to help