huà speech

Made up of [ yán words radical 149, shé tongue radical 135]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

A combination of characters for 'word' and 'tongue'
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using yán : yǔ (language) dàn (birth) shuō (to speak) shéi (who) mí (riddle) xiè (thanks) qǐng (please) jì (to record) sù (to complain) 访 fǎng (to visit)
Using shé : shè (residence)

Sounds same

huà (to make into) huà (to draw)

Different tone

huā (flower) huá (splendid)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

话里有话 huà lǐ yǒu huà There is more in what was said than is obvious
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Good fortune

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