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  *火* | 火* | *火
fire / urgent / ammunition / fiery or flaming / internal heat (Chinese medicine) / hot (popular) / classifier for military units (old) / Kangxi radical 86
HSK 4
to ignite / to burn
HSK 5
to get angry / irritated / to annoy / to aggravate / annoying
HSK 6
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  *火* | 火* | *火
surname Huo
to extinguish a fire / firefighting
conflagration / the fire of war
prosperous
smoke and fire / fireworks
fire beacon (to give alarm)
to reduce internal heat (TCM)
refractory (material) / fire-resistant
light of firefly / fairy light
weapons and ammunition / munitions / arms
fireworks
spark / meteor trail (mostly used in expressions like 急如星火)
to catch fire / to cook / to get angry
to quench / to temper / to harden by quenching
flame / open fire
to protect against fire
to shoot flames / to erupt (of volcanoes) / flaming (of flowers)
rage / fury / hot anger
to get angry / to suffer from excessive internal heat (TCM)
to catch fire / to ignite / to detonate / to get angry
to put out a fire / firefighting
(of fire, lamp etc) to go out / to put out (fire) / (fig.) to die down / (of a vehicle) to stall
raging inferno / blaze
to ignite / to light a fire / to agitate / to start an engine / ignition / fig. to stir up trouble
to go off accidentally / to catch fire
to play with fire
(of a city etc) ablaze with lights
artillery barrage / gunfire
conflagration / large fire / CL: 場|场
to stir up the fire / fig. to provoke and offend people / to ruffle feathers
annealing (metallurgy)
to open fire
lights
irascibility / irritability / (TCM) inflammation of the liver
to set on fire / to commit arson
excess of internal heat due to poor general condition (TCM) / the prestige of another person, which one borrows for oneself
sacred fire / Olympic flame
firewood
to go through water and tread on fire (idiom); not afraid of any difficulty
fiery
brisk heat (cooking) / (TCM) internal heat generated by anxiety
fireball / ball of fire
to cease fire / ceasefire
a single spark (idiom); an insignificant cause can have a massive effect
to make a fire / to light a fire
to temper (iron) / to flare back / flareback (in a gas burner) / (of an engine) to backfire
to go too far (in word or deed) / over the top
bonfire
fire and ice / combination of sharply contrasting or incompatible elements
incense burning in front of a temple / burning joss sticks
the sun shines fiercely
(of sales, TV show ratings etc) lukewarm / moderate / so-so / (of a person) calm / unruffled
pitch dark
lust
bustling / energetic
firefight / shooting
lit. paper can't wrap fire; fig. the truth will out
candle flame
to exchange fire
the fire of a stove
to light a fire for cooking
wildfire / forest fire
small flame (when cooking, simmering etc)
the moth flies into the flame / fatal attraction
to kill and burn (idiom); murder and arson
to watch the fires burning across the river / to delay entering the fray until all others have been exhausted by fighting amongst themselves (idiom)
(of an engine) to backfire
(idiom) to fan the flames / to incite people / to stir up trouble
to get angry
lit. not eating the food of common mortals / fig. placing oneself above the common populace
to get angry / to burn with rage
to warm oneself at a fire
penetrating (vision)
firework
to shoot accidentally while polishing a gun / (fig.) a minor incident that sparks a war
to set on fire / to commit arson / to create a disturbance
a conflict arises close to home (idiom)
to drill wood to make fire
(of a newly appointed official) to make bold changes on assuming office (idiom)
to catch fire / on fire / fire (alarm)
will-o'-the-wisp / jack-o'-lantern
wildfire / (spreading like) wildfire / bush fire / farm fire (for clearing fields)
to decrease internal heat (Chinese medicine)
relieve inflammation or internal heat
to warm oneself facing the fire
water in a distant place is of little use in putting out a fire right here / (fig.) a slow remedy does not address the current emergency
low heat (cooking)
(literary) to light a fire
pitch dark / also written 黑燈瞎火|黑灯瞎火
to get angry
stove / kitchen
to use the tip of another person’s lit cigarette to light one's own
to catch fire / to ignite
to clear internal heat (Chinese Medicine)
lit. to see sth as clearly as one sees a blazing fire (idiom) / fig. to grasp the situation thoroughly
backfire (firefighting)
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