话 huà speech
Made up of [
Note A combination of characters for 'word' and 'tongue'
Number of strokes
Using 讠 yán
语 yǔ (language) 诞 dàn (birth) 说 shuō (to speak) 谁 shéi (who) 谜 mí (riddle) 谢 xiè (thanks) 请 qǐng (please) 记 jì (to record) 诉 sù (to complain)
访 fǎng (to visit) Using 舌 shé
舍 shè (residence) Sounds same
化 huà (to make into)
画 huà (to draw) Different tone
花 huā (flower)
华 huá (splendid) Pronunciation Your browser does not support this audio element.
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话里有话 huà lǐ yǒu huà
There is more in what was said than is obvious
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