yuē to speak; to say

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30]

Note

A picture of a mouth with a tongue inside it - the middle stroke does not touch the right side to distinguish it from 'ri' (sun)
Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 73 used in: gèng (more) ; hé (why)

< Previous radical 72 Next radical 74 yuè >

Different tone

yuè (moon)

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Pronunciation

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

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

céng once; already; former

Made up of [ rì sun; day radical 72]

Origin

A picture of pot for steaming food - a sound loan character
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