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The Chinese word hui - 灰 - huī
(grey in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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English translations

grey, ash, dust, disheartened

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 灰 ( huī ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( hui / huī ) with pronunciation (English translation: grey )
The traditional Chinese characters of huī are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 灰 ( hui / huī ) Writing in Pinyin
Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication.
If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Tiankong zhong chongman le huise de yun.
Tiānkōng zhōng chōngmăn le huīsè de yún.

 – English translation: The sky is full of grey clouds.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

fire  |  ashes
灰 ( hui / huī ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1302)
Other characters that are pronounced huī in Chinese
More words that mean grey in Chinese
cāng ( 苍 )

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