huá splendid; prosperous


Alternative traditional form of character:

Different tone

huā (flower) huà (speech) huà (to make into) huà (to draw)

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华国锋 Hua Guofeng

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 yime 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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