hé together; and

Made up of [ grain radical 115, kǒu mouth radical 30]
Made with 6 strokes.
The feeling of harmony from a combination of 'grain' and 'mouth' components
Ancient small seal form Small seal

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Also uses component: ǎi (low) chéng (to ride) 稿 gǎo (manuscript) jì (season) lì (sharp) qiú (autumn) shuì (taxes) xiāng (fragrant) zū (to hire)
Also uses kǒu component: bā (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) gào (to tell) gè (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) gǔ (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) hé (to close) hē (drink) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) jí (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) jù (sentence) jú (office) jūn (monarch) kā (coffee) kě (can) lìng (other) mǎ (?) mìng (life) míng (name) míng (to call (birds)) ne (and you?) pí (hops) pǐn (article) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) xǐ (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) yǔ (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (one) zhī (to know) zhōu (circuit) zú (foot)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

hē (drink)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

呼和浩特 Hohhot, Inner Mongolia
和田 Hotan, Xinjiang

People

郑和 Zheng He

Proverbs

和颜悦色 hé yán yuè sè Amiable appearance
一个和尚挑水喝,两个和尚抬水喝,三个和尚没水喝 yī gè hé shang tiāo shuǐ hē, liǎng gè hé shang tái shuǐ hē, sān ge hé shang méi shuǐ hē Sometimes work is best done alone, a group may procrastinate without achieving anything
曲高和寡 qǔ gāo hè guǎ A performance or speech that can only be appreciated by some of the audience. Something beyond the understanding of ordinary people.
琴瑟和鸣 qín sè hé míng In blissful harmony. The story is from the Song dynasty when Zhao Mingcheng and Li Qingzhao fell in love and lived a life of bliss. They collected ancient inscriptions and played the guqin (type of zither) and harp together. Tragedy struck when the Jurchen invaded Shandong. The couple fled south to Hangzhou but Zhao died and Li spent 25 years as a mournful widow.