guān official; government; organ of body

Made up of [ mián roof radical 40]
Used as component in : guǎn

Note

Thought to represent a palace - two rooms under a roof, others say irreverently it is 'buttocks' under a roof representing the laziness of officials.
Number of strokes: 11

Related characters


Also uses mián component: ān (peace) bǎo (jewel) dìng (to set) fù (rich) gōng (palace) hán (cold) jiā (house) kè (customer) nìng (better) róng (to hold) shì (room) shí (real) song (Song) tā (it) xué (cave) yí (proper) yuàn (courtyard) zāi (disaster) zì (letter)

Sounds same

guān (shut) guān

Different tone

guǎn (building)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

州官放火 zhōu guān fàng huǒ Bewailing pompous and incompetent officials. The story is that an official refused that his name 'Deng' should be used in any official proclamation. A problem arose when the Lantern or 'Deng' festival was to be announced. Instead of 'Deng' he used the character for Fire instead announcing the coming of Fire throughout the town
走官发财 zǒu guān fā cái Attain riches by working a government career

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