huà
v. digest; reduce; (of monks) beg alms
Other meanings
[huà]   char. -ize, -ify (suffix used after a noun or an adjective to form a verb); (abbr.) chemistry
[huà]   v. transform, turn, change; melt, dissolve
[huā]   v. (variant of 花 v., rarely used now) to spend, to take time
    person, man

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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xiāo huà
v. digest, digestion
huà yuán
v. (of Buddhist monk or Taoist priest) beg alms
huà tán
v. (TCM) resolve phlegm
shí gǔ bú huà
idiom. swallow ancient learning without digesting it
huà zhāi
v. (of Buddhist monk) beg for a vegetarian meal, beg alms from door to door