Meaning of 沟

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(Trad.: 溝)
Pinyin: gōu
English Definition: ditch; gutter; groove; gully; ravine; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
沟通 gōu tōng to join; to connect; to link up; to communicate
山沟 shān gōu valley; gully; mountain region
鸿沟 hóng gōu (fig.) gulf; chasm; wide gap; (originally) the Hong Canal in Henan, which in ancient times formed the border between enemies Chu and Han
沟壑 gōu gorge; gulch; ravine; deep ditch
水沟 shuǐ gōu gutter; sewer
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Example Sentences
We need better communication.
His strength lies in his communication skills.
We need lateral communication and cooperation.
He has a gentle nature and is good at communication.
The minister required all departments to enhance communication.