gāng hard; just now; strong; exactly

Made up of [ dāo knife (radical) radical 18, gāng ridge; mound ]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 6 strokes.
Knife gives the idea of 'sharp, hard, exact' while gang 'ridge' gives the phonetic

Related characters

Also uses dāo component: bié (to leave) (toilet) chāo (to exceed) dào (arrive) (drama) kān (to print) (sharp) (pear) qián (front) shī (lion) (conjunction used to express contrast with a previous sentence or clause)
Also uses gāng component: gāng (guiding principle)

Sounds same

gāng (ridge) gāng (guiding principle)

Different tone

gǎng (harbor)

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