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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Courtyard houses

For at least two thousand years the traditional Chinese house had a standard design of buildings around an enclosed courtyard. The siheyuan had a range of rooms for the extended family, with the most grand one occupied by the head of the family. Each individual building was constructed in a standard way and was connected by covered walkways. The center of the courtyard was often laid out to gardens.
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