火huǒ is fire. The original inscription is like fire flame.
The following pictures show the character evolution process of huǒ.
着火 zháohuǒ - on fire
Tīngshuō zuówǎn gōngchǎng zháohuǒ le。
I heard that the factory was on fire last night.
火速 huǒsù - at top speed
Chūshì le，qǐng nǐ huǒsù gǎnlái！
Something is in trouble, please come at top speed！
We could learn more characters
from the some changes based on 火。
To cover the fire with one board,so the fire is put out.
So 灭 means destroy, extinguish.
灭火 mièhuǒ - put out a fire
The upper part covering fire is a hand.
After putting out the fire, we could take the ash by our hands.
So 灰 means ash, and the color of ash---grey.
灰尘 huī chén - dust
灰色 huī sè - grey
5 Practical Oral Chinese
1. 怎么了？zěnme le? 2. 这可不好说。Zhě kě bù hǎo shuō。3. 走吧！zǒu ba！ 4. 别逗了。Bié dòu le。 5. 打起精神来！Dǎ qǐ jīngshén lá。
1. 怎么了？zěnme le?
In the meeting, if your Chinese colleagues suddenly start to speak in Chinese, you could ask them by using this, you don’t know whether they have problems or they don’t like your idea.
2. 这可不好说。Zhě kě bù hǎo shuō。
That is hard to say.
If you are not sure or do not believe others’ opinions, you could begin your opinion with this sentence.
3. 走吧！zǒu ba！
When Chinese friends ask you out for a drink, please don’t hesitate and say this.
4. 别逗了。Bié dòu le。
Don’t tease me.
Chinese friends may tell you that the rain will last three weeks, and your clothes will not be dry. You could say this to express you are astounded and can not believe it. But, tell you the truth, they are not exaggerating.
5. 打起精神来！Dǎ qǐ jīngshén lá。
People sometimes are depressed, may be because of 工作，家庭，钱, as a friend, we could cheer them up and encourage them that life is still wonderful and amazing.
Can you find “三” “人” “日” in this character? 春 chūn means spring. It usually comes on March(三月sān yuè). And during spring time, people(人rén) like to go outside to enjoy the warm sunshine(日rì).
春 chūn 天 tiān --- spring
春(chūn)节(jié)--- Spring Festival
春(chūn)联(lián)--- --- Spring Festival scorlls
Chinese is easy! There are many words in Chinese that are very easy to understand literally. As long as you know the meanings of the words one by one, you will be able to understand the phrase, which saves time of memorizing new words. For example,
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