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

Ten day week

In ancient China the week was ten days long splitting the month into three weeks. The choice of a seven day week is pretty arbitrary; it divides the month into four weeks. As the lunar month is 29.53 days the three week month is a more accurate division. So when bewailing the long time to the next weekend perhaps you should be grateful you do not have to wait an extra three days each week!
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