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
The famous Ming dynasty

The famous Ming dynasty

History

The most famous Chinese dynasty was the Ming dynasty. China built up a pre-eminent nation, with the greatest wealth, population and foreign trade. However by its end Europe had begun to make inroads in many areas and so marked a transition in world power.

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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