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

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Pronunciation

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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
Tue 28th Mar

Marrying the estate agent

China has for for many years had strict residence laws. If you want to live in the big cities you have to apply for a permit. An enterprising Shanghai property agent has made use of a loophole that is surely soon to be closed. You can get a residency permit if you marry someone with a permit and then get divorced. A man, we only know by family name Wang, has used this trick four times to sell property to women who would not otherwise be allowed to stay in the city. The woman were willing to pay about $9,000 for the residence permit.


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