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The Chinese word gou - 狗 - gŏu
(dog in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 狗 ( gŏu ) 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  ( gou / gŏu ) with pronunciation (English translation: dog )
The traditional Chinese characters of gŏu are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 狗 ( gou / gŏu ) 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).

Zhe tiao gou you tiao zao.
Zhè tiáo gŏu yŏu tiào zao.

 – English translation: This dog has fleas.

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dog  |  wolfhound
狗 ( gou / gŏu ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1114)

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