zhēng to steam; to evaporate

Made up of [ huǒ fire (as radical) radical 86, cǎo grass; herb radical 140]


Combines fire with the phonetic for 'zheng' meaning rise above it
Number of strokes: 13

Related characters

Also uses huǒ component: chǎo (to sauté) diǎn (spot) hēi (black) zhào (according to) zhǔ (to cook)
Also uses cǎo component: cài (vegetable) cǎo (grass) chá (tea) dǒng (to understand) huā (flower) jié (joint) kǔ (bitter) lán (blue) láo (to toil) mǎn (to fill) māo (cat) měng (Mongol) mò (do not) píng (apple) pú (grape) qián (front) sū (revive) táo (grapes) yào (medicine) yì (skill) yīng (flower) zàng (treasury)

Sounds same

zhēng (journey)

Different tone

zhèng (correct)

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Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess


Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
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