zhà to explode

Made up of [ huǒ fire , zhà at first; suddenly; abruptly ]


The fire radical adds to meaning, 'zha' provides both phonetic and meaning - 'suddenly fire' - an explosion
Number of strokes 9

Related characters

Using huǒ : zāi (disaster) pào (cannon)
Using zhà : zuò (to do) xué (narrow) dìng (how) zuó (previous)

Sounds same

zhà (at first)

< Previous zhà Next zhān >

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