Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30, why; how; when ]
Made with 12 strokes.
The mouth radical indicates the meaning 'he' (what?) gives the phonetic
Ancient small seal form Small seal

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Also uses kǒu component: (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) (rich) (good fortune) gào (to tell) (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) (together) (to close) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jiù (fault) (sentence) (office) jūn (monarch) (coffee) (can) lìng (other) (?) mìng (life) míng (name) míng (to call (birds)) ne (and you?) (hops) pǐn (article) (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (one) zhī (to know) zhōu (circuit) (foot)

Different tone

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

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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


hē le Drunk