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The Chinese word gu - 孤 - gū
(alone in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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English translations

alone, orphan, I"Why are some translations grayed out?"
Grayed-out terms are meanings of the character which cannot be used as translations. For example, 必 (bì) has the meaning must / to have to. However, the Chinese translation for "must" is not 必 (bì) but 必须 (bìxū).

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 孤 ( gū ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly.

Chinese characters  ( gu / gū ) with pronunciation (English translation: alone )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

lonely  |  orphan
孤 ( gu / gū ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1311)
Chinese example words containing the character 孤 ( gu / gū )
孤单 ( gūdān = loneliness )
Other characters that are pronounced gū in Chinese
More words that mean alone in Chinese
zhī ( 只 )

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