hé why; how; when

Made up of [ yuē to speak; to say radical 73, bāo wrap radical 20, hidden; concealed; small radical 5, rén person radical 9]
Number of strokes 9

Related characters

Using yuē : gèng (more)
Using bāo : bāo (to cover) wù (do not) jù (sentence) gǒu (dog) sháo (spoon)
Using : kǒng (great) chī (to eat) xí (to practice) yǐ (to use) 亿 yì (100,000,000) lǐ (ceremony) mài (sell) yì (skill) yì (to recollect) yě (also) mǎi (buy) jiǔ (nine) lìng (to order)
Using rén : zuò (seat) chá (tea) jīn (modern) zuò (sit) cóng (from) yǐ (to use) zhòng (many) jiǔ (long time) lìng (to order) shí (eat) shè (residence) huì (can)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

hē (drink)

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Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess


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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