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gōu
n./v. hook, hooked stroke (of Chinese characters), check mark; to hook, to catch; to crochet; to tick
    metal (on the left side) (for )
    metal (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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yī mào gōu
phr. coat and hat hook, clothes hanger
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tā de yào shi diào jìn xià shuǐ dào le , zhí hǎo yòng gōu zi bǎ tā gōu shàng lai .
phr. His key dropped into the drain pipe and he had to pick it up with a hook.
guà gōu
n./v. hanger, hook; to link up with, to establish contact with
shàng gōu
v. rise to the bait, swallow the bait, get hooked, fall into a trap
héng gōu
n. horizontal hook (stroke of Chinese characters)
shù gōu
n. vertical hook (stroke of Chinese characters)