huí to circle; to go back; to turn around

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, wéi proud; enclosure; upright radical 31]

Note

A picture of a whirlpool suggesting going around in a circle to original place. Also used informally as the number of times something happens rather like 'many happy returns' in English.
Number of strokes: 6

Related characters


Also uses kǒu component: bā (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) gào (to tell) gè (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) gǔ (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) hé (to close) hé (together) hē (drink) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huò (maybe) jí (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) jù (sentence) jú (office) jūn (monarch) kā (coffee) kě (can) lìng (other) mǎ (?) mìng (life) míng (to call (birds)) míng (name) ne (and you?) pí (hops) pǐn (article) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) xǐ (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) yǔ (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (to know) zhī (one) zhōu (circuit) zú (foot)
Also uses wéi component: gù (hard) guó (country) miàn (face) sì (four) yuán (park) zhōng (centre)

Different tone

huī (emblem) huǐ (to regret) huì (can)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 回
Stroke order for character 回, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

好马不吃回头草 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Pride may forbid a person going back to his home town after failure. Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward
好马不吃回头草 hǎo mǎ bù chī huí tóu cǎo Do not dwell on past actions, progress forward

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