yǔ language; words

Made up of [ yán words radical 149, five; 5 , kǒu mouth radical 30]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combination of 'speech'; 'five' and 'mouth' to give the concept of speech aming many people

Related characters


Using yán : huà (speech) dàn (birth) shuō (to speak) shéi (who) mí (riddle) xiè (thanks) qǐng (please) jì (to record) sù (to complain) 访 fǎng (to visit)
Using kǒu : yòu (right) hé (together) wèn (ask) jiào (called) shǐ (history) zhī (one) chī (to eat) fú (good fortune) fù (rich) gǔ (ancient) hēng (prosperous) huò (maybe) 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)

Sounds same

yǔ (rain) yǔ (to give)

Different tone

yú (fish) yú (fishing) yú (in) yù (jade) yù (jade)

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