fǎ law; standard

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, go ]

Note

The presence of 'water' and 'depart' element gives the concept of good law washing away dirt

Related characters


Using shuǐ : jiǔ (wine) hǎi (sea) mǎn (to fill) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) qiǎn (shallow) hàn (perspiration) méi (have not) qīng (clear) pào (bubble) hóng (flood) gǎng (harbor) qì (steam)

Different tone

fā (to send out) fà (hair)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 法
Stroke order for character 法, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Phrases

法国 fǎ guó France

Courtyard houses

For at least two thousand years the traditional Chinese house had a standard design of buildings around an enclosed courtyard. The siheyuan had a range of rooms for the extended family, with the most grand one occupied by the head of the family. Each individual building was constructed in a standard way and was connected by covered walkways. The center of the courtyard was often laid out to gardens.
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