language; words

Made up of [ yán words radical 149, five; 5 , kǒu mouth radical 30]
Alternative traditional form of character:
Made with 9 strokes.
Combination of 'speech'; 'five' and 'mouth' to give the concept of speech among many people. Actually the left part means 'wu' and so is a rough phonetic
Ancient small seal form Small seal

Related characters

Also uses yán component: dàn (birth) 访 fǎng (to visit) huà (speech) (to record) (riddle) qǐng (please) shéi (who) shī (poem) shuō (to speak) (to complain) xiè (thanks)
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) (drink) 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) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (one) zhī (to know) zhōu (circuit) (foot)

Sounds same

(rain) (to give)

Different tone

(fish) (fishing) (in) (jade) (jade) (to meet) (to wish for)

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