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


Also uses yán component: dàn (birth) 访 fǎng (to visit) jì (to record) mí (riddle) qǐng (please) shéi (who) shī (poem) shuō (to speak) sù (to complain) xiè (thanks) yǔ (language)
Also uses shé component: 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
The building of China's railways

The building of China's railways

History

The building of railways became a competitive scramble between foreign powers in the late 19th and early 20th century. Railways were seen as the key first step in opening up inland China for trade. Britain, France, Germany, Japan and America all invested in the building of them only for the investment to be lost in the following years of turmoil.

Chinese Cuisine

A fine Chinese meal is a carefully balanced mixtures of flavors, textures, colors and food types. Although Western fast food has made major inroads in the cities there is still a great appreciation as food as one of the finer pleasures in life. Etiquette at formal banquets is important for visitors to understand before visiting China. Each region in China has its own variations with regional specialities, the cuisine in Guangdong is very different from that of Gansu.
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