zhà to explode

Made up of [ huǒ fire radical 86, 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

Also uses huǒ component: dēng (lamp) kǎo (to roast) miè (to extinguish) pào (cannon) qiú (autumn) zāi (disaster)
Also uses zhà component: dìng (how) xué (narrow) zuò (to do) zuó (previous)

Sounds same

zhà (at first)

< Previous zhà Next zhān >

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