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Pronunciation
Mandarin gēn
Cantonese (Jyutping)gan1
Japanese Kunne
Japanese Onkon
Korean (Hangul)
Korean (Yale)kun
Vietnamesecăn
Meaning
Definition root, base(d on); foundation
Character Rank
Traditional561
Simplified427
常用字表352
Hong Kong Grade Level1
Common Words With This Character  
根据gēnjùaccording to; based on; basis; foundation
根本gēnběnfundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all
根源gēnyuánorigin; root (cause)
根据地gēnjù dìbase of operations
斩草除根zhǎn cǎo chúgēnto cut weeds and eliminate the roots (idiom); to destroy root and branch; to eliminate completely
根深蒂固gēn shēn dì gùdeep-rooted (problem etc)
Related Characters
Same Structure & Phonetic Component(Sign-in required)
Computer Encoding
Unicode U+6839
Big 5AEDA
GB2312B8F9
Input Method Codes
Cangjiedav
Four Corner4793.2
WuBi 86svey
WuBi 98svy
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