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The Chinese word gou - 勾 - gōu
(to mark in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced gòu. However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

to mark, to cancel, to hook, to join, to seduce, to evoke,
to put a check, to cross out, to connect, to entice

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 勾 ( gōu ) 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 / gōu ) with pronunciation (English translation: to mark )
The traditional Chinese characters of gōu are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.

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

to draw the outline of  |  to entice
Other characters that are pronounced gōu in Chinese
More words that mean to mark in Chinese
biāo ( 标 )
More words that mean to cancel in Chinese
fèi ( 废 ), qŭxiāo ( 取消 ), xiāo ( 销 )

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