句 to bend

句 to bend

句 originally meant “bend” and has several different extended meanings. It has two pronunciations jù and gōu. Among all its meanings, the meaning of “sentence” is used most.  句 serves as a phonetic component to form characters.

Its position in a character can be different:

On the left, for example, 够,邭,欨

On the right, for example, 狗,拘,驹

At the bottom, for example, 苟, 笱, 耇

At the corner, for example, 煦

Characters formed by the phonetic component 句


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