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
The iconic vision of the
snaking its way up mountainsides is known the world over. The true story behind the wall is more interesting than the widespread myths. Although it stands for China's enterprise and indomitable spirit, it in the end proved a monumental waste of human endeavor.
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