huān merry; welcome

Made up of [ qiàn yawn; deficient radical 76, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The 'yawn' radical suggests an open mouth which can suggest laughing out loud
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses qiàn component: cì (next in sequence) gē (song) ruǎn (soft) yǐn (to drink)
Also uses yòu component: bào (to announce) dù (to pass) duì (right) fà (to send out) fǎn (contrary) hàn (chinese) jí (and) jī (fowl) jiān (difficult) nán (difficult) qǔ (to take) shèng (holy) shòu (to receive) shù (tree) shuāng (pair) yǒu (friend) zé (pool) zhī (to support)

Different tone

huàn

< Previous huà Next huáng >

Phrases

huān yíng Welcome
double happiness

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