hé grain


Similar looking characters : mǐ (rice) mù (wood)

Note

A picture of a grass bearing an ear of corn indicated by the sloping stroke at the top
Number of strokes: 5

Radical

Index 115 used in: used in: ǎi (low) ; 稿 gǎo (manuscript) ; hé (together) ; jì (season) ; lì (sharp) ; qiú (autumn) ; shuì (taxes) ; xiāng (fragrant) ; zū (to hire)

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Sounds same

hé (river) hé (together) hé (what) hé (to close) hé (why)

Different tone

hē (drink)

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

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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