语 yǔ language; words
Made up of [讠 yán
radical 149, 五 wǔ
, 口 kǒu
Alternative traditional form
of character: 語
NoteCombination of 'speech'; 'five' and 'mouth' to give the concept of speech aming many people
Using 讠 yán
: 话 huà (speech) 诞 dàn (birth) 说 shuō (to speak) 谁 shéi (who) 谜 mí (riddle) 谢 xiè (thanks) 请 qǐng (please) 记 jì (to record) 诉 sù (to complain) 访 fǎng (to visit)
Using 口 kǒu
: 右 yòu (right) 和 hé (together) 问 wèn (ask) 叫 jiào (called) 史 shǐ (history) 只 zhī (one) 吃 chī (to eat) 福 fú (good fortune) 富 fù (rich) 古 gǔ (ancient) 亨 hēng (prosperous) 或 huò (maybe) 咎 jiù (fault) 君 jūn (monarch) 可 kě (can) 命 mìng (life) 如 rú (as) 尚 shàng (still) 事 shì (matter) 虽 suī (although) 台 tái (typhoon) 喜 xǐ (to be fond of) 知 zhī (to know) 周 zhōu (surname Zhou) 足 zú (foot) 号 hào (name) 宫 gōng (palace) 句 jù (sentence) 吗 mǎ (?) 曰 yuē (to speak) 狗 gǒu (dog) 合 hé (to close) 吉 jí (lucky) 另 lìng (other) 吧 bā (supposition or suggestion) 兄 xiōng (elder brother) 咳 hāi (sound of sighing) 名 míng (name) 告 gào (to tell) 占 zhān (to observe) 后 hòu (behind) 唐 táng (Tang) 各 gè (each) 唱 chàng (to sing) 听 tīng (to listen) 喝 hē (drink) 咬 yǎo (to bite) 呢 ne (and you?) 船 chuán (boat) 回 huí (to circle)
Sounds same雨 yǔ (rain)
与 yǔ (to give)
Different tone鱼 yú (fish)
渔 yú (fishing)
于 yú (in)
玉 yù (jade)
王 yù (jade)
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