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

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

Proverbs

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

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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