to wish for; to desire

Made up of [ valley; grain radical 150, qiàn yawn; deficient radical 76]
Made with 11 strokes.
Gu (valley) is rough phonetic

Related characters

Also uses component: róng (to hold)
Also uses qiàn component: (next in sequence) (song) huān (merry) ruǎn (soft) yǐn (to drink)

Sounds same

(jade) (jade) (to meet)

Different tone

(fish) (fishing) (in) (rain) (language) (to give)

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利欲熏心 lì yù xūn xīn To be obsessed with the desire for success at the expense of happiness
山雨欲来风满楼 shān yǚ yù lái fēng mǎn lóu A premonition of something significant about to happen
树欲静而风不止 shù yù jìng ěr fēng bù zhǐ In spite of a wish for peace, trouble is brewing. Things develop regardless of how you might wish. Powerless to influence outcome
欲速则不达 yù sù zé bù dá More interest in working fast than working effectively. Too much interest in the short term rather than the overall strategy
欲加之罪,何患无辞 yù jiā zhī zuì hé huàn wú cí No-one is spotless and so everyone can be rightly accused of a crime. Nobody's perfect.
将欲取之,必先与之 jiāng yù qǔ zhī bì xiān yǔ zhī A strategy to maintain possession. By giving up something in the hope that it will be rewarded. The story is of a dispute with a greedy neighboring kingdom. Rather than oppose a kingdom volunteered to give up land. When the greed y neighbor continued to take advantage all the neighbors united against it and all the lands were returned.