hé what; how; why

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, can; may; able to ]

Note

The radical gives the idea of person, 'ke' supplies a rough phonetic
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses rén component: bǐng (both) chàng (to initiate) dài (replace) dàn (but) dǎo (fall) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) fèn (portion) gōng (to provide) gū (estimate) hòu (wait) hóu (nobleman) huà (to make into) huá (splendid) huā (flower) jiàn (healthy) liǎng (pair) mén (s) nǐ (you) rén (humane) shén (what) tā (he) wèi (position) xiān (immortal) xìn (letter) yè (night) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yōu (distant) zhí (value) zhù (to live) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to make) zuò (to do)
Also uses component: á (what?) gē (elder brother) gē (elder brother) hé (river) qí (strange)

Sounds same

hé (river) hé (together) hé (grain) hé (to close) hé (why)

Different tone

hē (drink)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

谈何容易 tán hé róng yì Not as easy as it seemed
有何不可 yǒu hé bù kě Anything may be possible

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