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The Chinese word guang - 光 - guāng
(light in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

light, honor

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 光 ( guāng ) correctly?"

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Chinese characters  ( guang / guāng ) with pronunciation (English translation: light )
The traditional Chinese characters of guāng are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 光 ( guang / guāng ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Na shu guang tai yaoyan le.
Nà shù guāng tài yàoyăn le.

 – English translation: The light is too bright.

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光 ( guang / guāng ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 255)
Chinese example words containing the character 光 ( guang / guāng )
光辉 ( guānghuī = radiance ), 光驱 ( guāngqū = optical disc drive ), 极光 ( jíguāng = aurora ), 闪光灯 ( shănguāngdēng = flashlight ), X光检查 ( xguāngjiănchá = X-ray examination ), 阳光 ( yángguāng = sunshine ), 眼光 ( yănguāng = eye ),
Other characters that are pronounced guāng in Chinese
More words that mean light in Chinese
dàn ( 淡 ), qīng ( 轻 )

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