huǒ fire

Note

A representation of a fire with flames shooting up. As a radical it is represented by four fire dots at the bottom.
Number of strokes 4

Sounds same

huǒ (fire (as radical))

Different tone

huò (maybe)
This character is also represented as a radical in the form: huǒ

< Previous huì Next huǒ >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

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

Proverbs

抱薪救火 bào xīn jiù huǒ Not solving a problem appropriately. Foolishness
城门失火,殃及池鱼 chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all
刀山火海 dāo shān huǒ hǎi An extremely difficult and dangerous situation
飞蛾投火 fēi é tóu huǒ Heading for self destruction
赴汤蹈火 fù tāng dǎo huǒ Showing great courage and valour
隔岸观火 gé àn guān huǒ Just observing and not helping others when help is needed

Phrases

火车 huǒ chē train

Also

萤火虫 yíng huǒ chóng glow worm
Chinese proverb

Proverb

,柴烧
Liú dé qīng shān zài, bù pà méi chái shāo [liu de qing shan zai, bu pa mei chai shao]
remain get green mountain exist, no fear have no firewood
So long as the green mountains are preserved, there will be no shortage of firewood
Do not despair, there is plenty of time and opportunity
Everything comes to him who waits
The Chinese Stars

The Chinese Stars

Culture

The Chinese system of astronomical observation is as ancient and distinctly different that as that developed in Europe and the Middle East. More emphasis was put on the moon than the sun and stars were arranged into groups according to a view of the Imperial system.
Share this page Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest

Chinasage is a new web resource, started in 2012, pages will be added, enhanced and re-formatted regularly. Please check back soon for updated information about China.

We would be most grateful if you can help improve this page. Please visit our (secure) contact page to leave any comment. Thanks.

Citation information: Chinasage, 'Chinese character huǒ 火 fire', , Web, http://www.chinasage.info/chars/fch_huo_fire.htm.

Copyright © Chinasage 2012 to 2017