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)

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Different tone

yuè (moon)

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Pronunciation

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

Colors

The symbolism of Chinese colors has been strong for thousands of years. Each dynasty had its own associated color and some colors were reserved for Imperial use -only Imperial roofs could use golden yellow tiles. Colors are heavily used in opera make-up to identify the main character traits.
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zū to hire; to rent; to charter

Made up of [ hé grain radical 115, qiě and; moreover; yet]

Origin

An offering of grain at a tablet suggests possibly payment of rent
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