hú lake

Made up of [ shuǐ water radical 85, ancient , yuè moon; month radical 74]
Number of strokes: 12

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Also uses shuǐ component: fǎ (law) gǎng (harbor) hǎi (sea) hàn (chinese) hàn (perspiration) hé (river) hóng (flood) jiāng (river) jīn (ferry crossing) jiǔ (wine) mǎn (to fill) méi (have not) pào (bubble) qì (steam) qiǎn (shallow) qīng (clear) xǐ (to wash) yǎn (to develop) yú (fishing) zé (pool) zhì (to rule) zhōu (region)
Also uses component: gù (hard) gù (happening) gū (estimate) gū (paternal aunt) kè (to be able to) kǔ (bitter)
Also uses yuè component: dǎn (the gall) gān (liver) jiāo (to glue) míng (bright) néng (to be able to) péng (friend) péng (friend) qī (phase) qián (front) qīng (green) suí (Sui) yīn (yin) yǒu (have) zhāo (dynasty)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

湖北 Hubei
湖南 Hunan

Cities

芜湖 Wuhu, Anhui
湖州 Huzhou, Zhejiang

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