qiáng strong; powerful; better

Made up of [ gōng bow radical 57]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 12 strokes.
A bow takes strength to tension

Related characters

Also uses gōng component: (younger brother) (not) jiāng (border) (barbarians) zhāng ('of')

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李克强 Li Keqiang


强龙难压地头蛇 qiáng lóng nán yā dì tóu shé Knowledge of local area and people gives them a distinct advantage even against a strong enemy
强扭的瓜不甜 qiáng niǔ de guā bù tián Coercion never ends up satisfactorily. Leave things to develop naturally
先下手为强 xiān xià shǒu wéi qiáng To gain the upper hand by striking first
外强中干 wài qiáng zhōng gān Looking strong and powerful but actually weak. Flattering appearance that does not represent true worth.
强弩之末 qiáng nǔ zhī mò A spent force. An person or impulse that has now lost all its initial energy just as a bolt from a cross-bow gradually loses its power with distance.
差强人意 chā qiáng rén yì Just about good enough an effort. Someone showing minimum of commitment to meet a goal. Barely satisfactory.