Chinese Alphabet B 官

官 (guān) Official

官 (guān) means official, officer, organ, or officeholder.

Think of this character as a big two drawer file cabinet under a roof.



The word for official is 官方 (guānfāng).

You will see a character related to this in some Chinese restaurants or martial arts schools: 館 (guǎn), meaning a place for business or activities. This character consists of 食 (shí), meaning eating or food, and 官 (guān).

餐館 (cānguǎn): Restaurant.
武館 (wǔguǎn) or 道館 (dàoguǎn): Martial arts school.

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About Chinese Alphabet

Symbols were selected based on their visual similarity to corresponding English alphabet letters. Only real Chinese characters are used. Only characters that are positive or neutral in meaning are included.

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