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The Chinese word ge - 哥 - gē
(elder brother in Chinese)





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elder brother

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Chinese characters  ( ge / gē ) with pronunciation (English translation: elder brother )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 10 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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cousin  |  pals
哥 ( ge / gē ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 522)
Chinese example words containing the character 哥 ( ge / gē )
安哥拉 ( Āngēlā = Angola ), 波哥大 ( Bōgēdà = Bogota ), 大哥 ( dàgē = elder brother ), 多巴哥岛 ( Duō bā gē dăo = Tobago ), 多尼哥 ( Duō ní gē = Donegal ), 多哥 ( Duōgē = Togo ), 哥伦布 ( Gē lún bù = Columbus ), 哥本哈根 ( Gēbĕnhāgēn = Copenhagen ), 哥哥 ( gēge = elder brother ), 哥伦比亚 ( Gēlúnbĭyà = Colombia ), 哥斯达黎加 ( Gēsīdálíjiā = Costa Rica ), 格拉斯哥 ( Gélāsīgē = Glasgow ), 摩洛哥 ( Móluògē = Morocco ), 摩纳哥 ( Mónàgē = Monaco ), 墨西哥 ( Mòxīgē = Mexico ), 圣地亚哥 ( Shèngdìyàgē = Santiago ), 斯德哥尔摩 ( Sīdégēĕrmó = Stockholm ), 特立尼达和多巴哥 ( Tèlìnídá hé Duōbāgē = Trinidad and Tobago ), 温哥华 ( Wēngēhuá = Vancouver ), 英格 ( Yīnggē = Inge ), 芝加哥 ( Zhījiāgē = Chicago )
Other characters that are pronounced gē in Chinese
More words that mean elder brother in Chinese
dàgē ( 大哥 ), gēge ( 哥哥 ), kūn ( 昆 ), xiōng ( 兄 )

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