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chinese-火-fire

huǒ Radical No. 86, fire. A representation of a flame in the old writing. Compounds 火车 huǒchē - train 火锅 huǒguō - …

chinese-气-air

qì Vapor, is the radical, No. 84, meaning curling vapors rising from the ground and forming clouds. Ancient forms show the sun …

chinese-宀-roof

mián Picture of a roof, a shelter, a house. It is the 40th radical of characters relating to dwellings Learn more about …

chinese-从-follow

cóng From, to follow, obey. A man walking after another, and often written 从 to represent that idea Compounds 服从 fúcóng – …

chinese-白-white

bái White, is the radical, No. 106. The sun just appearing and making white daylight, cf. 白天 baí tiān. Compounds 白色 báisè …

chinese-艸-grass

艸, 草

cǎo Grass, a picture, the 140th radical, is its radicaI. It is written 艸 when standing alone, and 艹 in composition. The …

chinese-石-stone

shí Stone. It is a piece of rock 口 fallen from a cliff 厂 hàn(27th radical). It forms the 112th radical. Compounds …

chinese-果-fruit

guǒ. Phonetic, fruit. (W: 120 F). The fruit is represented by 田 tián on the tree 木. This combination would make an …

chinese-言-speak

言,讠

言 yén Words, speech, speak. The 口 kǒu, mouth with words issuing from it, it is the 149th radical Compounds 方言 fāngyán …

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