hú beard; mustache; whiskers; barbarian

Made up of [ ancient , yuè moon; month radical 74]
Alternative traditional form of character:


'Ancient' provides rough phonetic
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters

Also uses component: gù (happening) gù (hard) gū (paternal aunt) gū (estimate) hú (lake) jū (to reside) kè (to be able to) kǔ (bitter)
Also uses yuè component: dǎn (the gall) fú (clothes) gān (liver) hú (lake) jiāo (to glue) míng (bright) néng (to be able to) péng (friend) péng (friend) qī (phase) qián (front) qīng (green) sàn (to scatter) shèng (victory) suí (Sui) yīn (yin) yǒu (have) zhāo (dynasty)

Sounds same

hú (lake)

Different tone

hū (at) hū (tiger) hǔ (tiger) hù (door) hù (door)

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