fā to send out; to issue; to develop

Made up of [ yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Related characters


Using yòu : duì (right) fà (hair) fǎn (contrary) jí (and) jī (fowl) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shù (tree) bào (to announce) huān (merry) yǒu (friend) zhī (to support) shòu (to receive) jiān (difficult)

Different tone

fǎ (law) fà (hair)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

大发雷霆 dà fā léi tíng Fly into an extreme rage
箭在弦上,不得不发 jiàn zài xián shàng, bù dé bù fā Things have reached a point when something must be done
旧病复发 jiù bìng fù fā It is difficult to shake off a deeply rooted habit

lìng to order; to command; an order


Full information for
Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

Culture

Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
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