huò maybe; perhaps; might

Made up of [ spear radical 62, kǒu mouth radical 30, one radical 1]

Note

Obscure origin relating to 'territory' guarded by spear
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


Using : wǒ (I (me)) chéng (to succeed) wǔ (martial) zài (to carry) zhǎo (to try to find) jiān (narrow) zhàn (to fight) dài (to respect) wù (fifth (ordinal))
Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) yǔ (language) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) jiù (fault) jūn (monarch) kě (can) mìng (life) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) suī (although) tái (typhoon) xǐ (to be fond of) zhī (to know) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot) hào (name) gōng (palace) jù (sentence) mǎ (?) yuē (to speak) gǒu (dog) hé (to close) jí (lucky) lìng (other) bā (supposition or suggestion) xiōng (elder brother) hāi (sound of sighing) míng (name) gào (to tell) zhān (to observe) hòu (behind) táng (Tang) gè (each) chàng (to sing) tīng (to listen) hē (drink) yǎo (to bite) ne (and you?) chuán (boat) huí (to circle)
Using : bǐng (third in order) chǒu (shameful) dé (virtue) lì (beautiful) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zhèng (correct) bù (no; not) dàn (dawn) bǎi (hundred)

Different tone

huǒ (fire) huǒ (fire (as radical))

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Pronunciation

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

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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