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

Related characters


Using rén : tā (he) huā (flower) mén (s) huà (to make into) wèi (position) yè (night) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to do) dài (replace) 亿 yì (100,000,000) nǐ (you) zhù (to live) fèn (portion) shén (what) gū (estimate) gōng (to provide) zhí (value) bǐng (both) rén (humane) chàng (to initiate) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) dǎo (fall) dàn (but) hòu (wait)
Using : á (what?) qí (strange) gē (elder brother) gē (elder brother)

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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