surname Huo

fire; urgent; ammunition; fiery or flaming; internal heat (Chinese medicine); hot (popular); classifier for military units (old)

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阿苏火山 阿蘇火山 a1 su1 huo3 shan1
Aso volcano in Kyūshū 九州, Japan, a continuously active volcano

埃特纳火山 埃特納火山 ai1 te4 na4 huo3 shan1
Mt Etna, volcano in Italy

拔火罐 拔火罐 ba2 huo3 guan4
suction cup (used in Chinese medicine to draw the blood and qi 氣|气); detachable suction chimney to make a stove draw

拔火罐儿 拔火罐兒 ba2 huo3 guan4 er5
erhua variant of 拔火罐

败火 敗火 bai4 huo3
relieve inflammation or internal heat

拜火教 拜火教 bai4 huo3 jiao4
sun worship; Zoroastrianism; see also 祆教

抱薪救火 抱薪救火 bao4 xin1 jiu4 huo3
lit. to carry firewood to put out a fire (idiom); fig. to make a problem worse by inappropriate action

表演过火 表演過火 biao3 yan3 guo4 huo3
to overact; to overdo one's part

冰火 冰火 bing1 huo3
fire and ice; combination of sharply contrasting or incompatible elements

拨火棍 撥火棍 bo1 huo3 gun4

不食人间烟火 不食人間煙火 bu4 shi2 ren2 jian1 yan1 huo3
lit. not eating the food of common mortals; fig. placing oneself above the common populace

擦枪走火 擦槍走火 ca1 qiang1 zou3 huo3
to shoot accidentally while polishing a gun; (fig.) a minor incident that sparks a war

柴火 柴火 chai2 huo5

趁火打劫 趁火打劫 chen4 huo3 da3 jie2
to loot a burning house; to profit from sb's misfortune (idiom)

乘火打劫 乘火打劫 cheng2 huo3 da3 jie2
to take advantage of sb's misfortune; to loot

城门失火,殃及池鱼 城門失火,殃及池魚 cheng2 men2 shi1 huo3 - yang1 ji2 chi2 yu2
a fire in the city gates is also a calamity for the fish in the moat (idiom); the bystander will also suffer; fig. you can't escape responsibility for your actions; ask not for whom the bell tolls - it tolls for thee

炽热火山云 熾熱火山雲 chi4 re4 huo3 shan1 yun2
nuée ardente; hot cloud of volcanic ash

淬火 淬火 cui4 huo3
to quench; to temper; to harden by quenching

厝火积薪 厝火積薪 cuo4 huo3 ji1 xin1
lit. to put a fire under a pile of firewood (idiom); fig. hidden danger; imminent danger

打得火热 打得火熱 da3 de5 huo3 re4
to carry on intimately with (idiom); ardent relationship (esp. between lovers); billing and cooing

打火机 打火機 da3 huo3 ji1
lighter; cigarette lighter

打火石 打火石 da3 huo3 shi2

大火 大火 da4 huo3
conflagration; large fire

大屯火山 大屯火山 da4 tun2 huo3 shan1
Mt Tatun, volcanic area to the north of Taipei

刀耕火种 刀耕火種 dao1 geng1 huo3 zhong4
slash and burn (agriculture)

刀山火海 刀山火海 dao1 shan1 huo3 hai3
lit. mountains of daggers and seas of flames; fig. extreme danger (idiom)

导火索 導火索 dao3 huo3 suo3
a fuse (for explosive)

导火线 導火線 dao3 huo3 xian4
a fuse (for explosives); fig. proximate cause; the last straw

灯火 燈火 deng1 huo3

灯火通明 燈火通明 deng1 huo3 tong1 ming2
brightly lit

点鬼火 點鬼火 dian3 gui3 huo3
to stir up trouble in secret; to instigate

点火 點火 dian3 huo3
to ignite; to light a fire; to agitate; to start an engine; ignition; fig. to stir up trouble

点火开关 點火開關 dian3 huo3 kai1 guan1
ignition switch

电火花 電火花 dian4 huo3 hua1
electric spark

动肝火 動肝火 dong4 gan1 huo3
to get angry

洞若观火 洞若觀火 dong4 ruo4 guan1 huo3
clear as a flame (idiom); to see things absolutely clearly

对火 對火 dui4 huo3
to use the tip of another person’s lit cigarette to light one's own

对空火器 對空火器 dui4 kong1 huo3 qi4
anti-aircraft gun

发火 發火 fa1 huo3
to catch fire; to ignite; to detonate; to get angry

防火 防火 fang2 huo3
to protect against fire

防火长城 防火長城 fang2 huo3 chang2 cheng2
the Great Firewall of China (Internet censorship)

防火墙 防火牆 fang2 huo3 qiang2

防火梯 防火梯 fang2 huo3 ti1
fire escape

放火 放火 fang4 huo3
to set on fire; to commit arson; to create a disturbance

飞蛾扑火 飛蛾撲火 fei1 e2 pu1 huo3
the moth flies into the flame; fatal attraction

飞蛾投火 飛蛾投火 fei1 e2 tou2 huo3
lit. like a moth flying into the fire (idiom); fig. to choose a path to certain destruction

风风火火 風風火火 feng1 feng1 huo3 huo3
bustling; energetic

烽火 烽火 feng1 huo3
fire beacon (to give alarm)

封火 封火 feng1 huo3
to cover a fire (to make it burn slowly)

烽火四起 烽火四起 feng1 huo3 si4 qi3
the fire of war in all four directions (idiom); the confusion of war

峰火台 峰火臺 feng1 huo3 tai2
fire beacon tower (used in frontier regions in former times to relay information about the enemy, using smoke by day and fire at night)

烽烟四起,战火纷飞 烽煙四起,戰火紛飛 feng1 yan1 si4 qi3 - zhan4 huo3 fen1 fei1
lit. fire beacons in all four directions (idiom); the confusion of war

赴汤蹈火 赴湯蹈火 fu4 tang1 dao3 huo3
to go through water and tread on fire (idiom); not afraid of any difficulty

盖火锅 蓋火鍋 gai4 huo3 guo1
to block a shot (basketball)

肝火 肝火 gan1 huo3
irascibility; irritability; (TCM) inflammation of the liver

隔岸观火 隔岸觀火 ge2 an4 guan1 huo3
to watch the fires burning across the river; to delay entering the fray until all others have been exhausted by fighting amongst themselves (idiom)

篝火 篝火 gou1 huo3

篝火狐鸣 篝火狐鳴 gou1 huo3 hu2 ming2
to tell fox ghost stories around a bonfire and incite rebellion; an uprising is afoot (idiom)

观火 觀火 guan1 huo3
penetrating (vision)

鬼火 鬼火 gui3 huo3
will-o'-the-wisp; jack-o'-lantern

鬼火绿 鬼火綠 gui3 huo3 lv4
(dialect) flaming mad; furious

国家火山公园 國家火山公園 guo2 jia1 huo3 shan1 gong1 yuan2
Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

过火 過火 guo4 huo3
to go too far (in word or deed); over the top

黑灯瞎火 黑燈瞎火 hei1 deng1 xia1 huo3
pitch dark

黑灯下火 黑燈下火 hei1 deng1 xia4 huo3
pitch dark; also written 黑燈瞎火|黑灯瞎火

红火 紅火 hong2 huo3

红火蚁 紅火蟻 hong2 huo3 yi3
fire ant (Solenopsis invicta), an introduced species in China

后院起火 後院起火 hou4 yuan4 qi3 huo3
a fire in one's backyard; conflict close to home

花火 花火 hua1 huo3

滑铁卢火车站 滑鐵盧火車站 hua2 tie3 lu2 huo3 che1 zhan4
Waterloo station (London)

环太平洋火山带 環太平洋火山帶 huan2 tai4 ping2 yang2 huo3 shan1 dai4
Pacific rim volcanic belt; Ring of fire

回火 回火 hui2 huo3
to temper (iron); to flare back; flareback (in a gas burner); (of an engine) to backfire

活火 活火 huo2 huo3
flaming fire; flames

活火山 活火山 huo2 huo3 shan1
active volcano

火把 火把 huo3 ba3

火把节 火把節 huo3 ba3 jie2
Torch Festival

火斑鸠 火斑鳩 huo3 ban1 jiu1
(bird species of China) red turtle dove (Streptopelia tranquebarica)

火伴 火伴 huo3 ban4
variant of 伙伴

火爆 火爆 huo3 bao4
fiery (temper); popular; flourishing; prosperous; lively

火暴 火暴 huo3 bao4
variant of 火爆

火柴 火柴 huo3 chai2
match (for lighting fire)

火场 火場 huo3 chang3
the scene of a fire

火场留守分队 火場留守分隊 huo3 chang3 liu2 shou3 fen1 dui4
detachment left to provide covering fire

火车 火車 huo3 che1

火车票 火車票 huo3 che1 piao4
train ticket

火车头 火車頭 huo3 che1 tou2
train engine; locomotive

火车站 火車站 huo3 che1 zhan4
train station

火成 火成 huo3 cheng2
igneous (geology); formed by fire; volcanic (rock)

火成碎屑 火成碎屑 huo3 cheng2 sui4 xie4

火成岩 火成岩 huo3 cheng2 yan2
igneous rock (geology); volcanic rock

火大 火大 huo3 da4
to get mad; to be very angry

火德星君 火德星君 huo3 de2 xing1 jun1
spirit of the planet Mars

火地群岛 火地群島 huo3 di4 qun2 dao3
Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia

火电 火電 huo3 dian4
thermal power

火堆 火堆 huo3 dui1
bonfire; to open fire

火儿 火兒 huo3 er5
fire; fury; angry

火冠雀 火冠雀 huo3 guan1 que4
(bird species of China) fire-capped tit (Cephalopyrus flammiceps)

火光 火光 huo3 guang1
flame; blaze

火锅 火鍋 huo3 guo1

火海刀山 火海刀山 huo3 hai3 dao1 shan1
see 刀山火海

火鹤 火鶴 huo3 he4
flamingo lily (Anthurium andraeanum)

火鹤花 火鶴花 huo3 he4 hua1
flamingo lily (Anthurium andraeanum)

火红 火紅 huo3 hong2
fiery; blazing

火候 火候 huo3 hou4
heat control; maturity; crucial moment

火狐 火狐 huo3 hu2
Firefox (web browser)

火湖 火湖 huo3 hu2
burning lake; lake of burning sulfur; inferno (in Christian mythology)

火花 火花 huo3 hua1
spark; sparkle

火花塞 火花塞 huo3 hua1 sai1
spark plug

火化 火化 huo3 hua4
to cremate; to incinerate

火环 火環 huo3 huan2
"Ring of Fire" (seismic zone surrounding the Pacific)

火浣布 火浣布 huo3 huan4 bu4
asbestos cloth

火机 火機 huo3 ji1
see 打火機|打火机

火鸡 火雞 huo3 ji1

火箭 火箭 huo3 jian4

火箭弹 火箭彈 huo3 jian4 dan4
rocket (artillery)

火箭炮 火箭炮 huo3 jian4 pao4
rocket artillery

火箭筒 火箭筒 huo3 jian4 tong3
bazooka; rocket launcher

火箭推进榴弹 火箭推進榴彈 huo3 jian4 tui1 jin4 liu2 dan4
rocket-propelled grenade (RPG)

火警 火警 huo3 jing3
fire alarm

火炬 火炬 huo3 ju4
a torch

火炬手 火炬手 huo3 ju4 shou3
torchbearer; athlete carrying Olympic flame

火坑 火坑 huo3 keng1
pit of fire; fig. living hell

火控 火控 huo3 kong4
fire control (gunnery)

火筷子 火筷子 huo3 kuai4 zi5
fire tongs; hair curling tongs

火辣 火辣 huo3 la4
painful heat; scorching; rude and forthright; provocative; hot; sexy

火辣辣 火辣辣 huo3 la4 la4
painful heat; scorching; painful heat; rude and forthright; provocative; hot; sexy

火犁 火犁 huo3 li2
mechanical plow

火力 火力 huo3 li4
fire; firepower

火力发电厂 火力發電廠 huo3 li4 fa1 dian4 chang3
fired power plant (i.e. fired by coal, oil or gas)

火烈鸟 火烈鳥 huo3 lie4 niao3

火龙 火龍 huo3 long2
fiery dragon

火龙果 火龍果 huo3 long2 guo3
red pitaya; dragon fruit; dragon pearl fruit (genus Hylocereus)

火炉 火爐 huo3 lu2

火轮 火輪 huo3 lun2
steamboat (old)

火轮船 火輪船 huo3 lun2 chuan2

火冒三丈 火冒三丈 huo3 mao4 san1 zhang4
to get really angry

火苗 火苗 huo3 miao2

火奴鲁鲁 火奴魯魯 huo3 nu2 lu3 lu3
Honolulu, capital of Hawaii; also called 檀香山

火炮 火炮 huo3 pao4
cannon; gun; artillery

火炮 火砲 huo3 pao4
cannon; gun; artillery

火盆 火盆 huo3 pen2
brazier; fire pan; hibachi

火气 火氣 huo3 qi4
anger; internal heat (TCM)

火器 火器 huo3 qi4

火钳 火鉗 huo3 qian2
fire tongs

火枪 火槍 huo3 qiang1
firearms (in historical context); flintlock (old powder and shot firearm)

火枪手 火槍手 huo3 qiang1 shou3
gunman; musketeer

火墙 火牆 huo3 qiang2

火热 火熱 huo3 re4
fiery; burning; fervent; ardent; passionate

火绒草 火絨草 huo3 rong2 cao3
edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum)

火山 火山 huo3 shan1

火山爆发 火山爆發 huo3 shan1 bao4 fa1
volcanic eruption

火山爆发指数 火山爆發指數 huo3 shan1 bao4 fa1 zhi3 shu4
volcanic explosivity index (VEI)

火山带 火山帶 huo3 shan1 dai4
volcanic belt

火山岛 火山島 huo3 shan1 dao3
volcanic island

火山豆 火山豆 huo3 shan1 dou4
macadamia nut

火山灰 火山灰 huo3 shan1 hui1
volcanic ash

火山灰土 火山灰土 huo3 shan1 hui1 tu3
Andosols (Chinese Soil Taxonomy)

火山活动 火山活動 huo3 shan1 huo2 dong4
volcanic activity; volcanism

火山口 火山口 huo3 shan1 kou3
volcanic crater

火山砾 火山礫 huo3 shan1 li4
lapillus; lapilli

火山碎屑流 火山碎屑流 huo3 shan1 sui4 xie4 liu2
pyroclastic flow

火山学 火山學 huo3 shan1 xue2

火山岩 火山岩 huo3 shan1 yan2
volcanic rock

火上加油 火上加油 huo3 shang4 jia1 you2
to add oil to the fire (idiom); fig. to aggravate a situation; to enrage people and make matters worse

火上浇油 火上澆油 huo3 shang4 jiao1 you2
to pour oil on the fire (idiom); fig. to aggravate a situation; to enrage people and make matters worse

火烧 火燒 huo3 shao1
to set fire to; to burn down; burning hot; baked cake

火烧火燎 火燒火燎 huo3 shao1 huo3 liao2
restless with anxiety; unbearably hot and anxious

火烧眉毛 火燒眉毛 huo3 shao1 mei2 mao5
lit. the fire burns one's eyebrows (idiom); fig. desperate situation; extreme emergency

火烧云 火燒雲 huo3 shao1 yun2
nuée ardente; hot cloud of volcanic ash

火舌 火舌 huo3 she2
tongue of flame

火神 火神 huo3 shen2
God of fire; Vulcan

火石 火石 huo3 shi2
flint (stone)

火势 火勢 huo3 shi4
intensity of a fire; lively; flourishing

火树银花 火樹銀花 huo3 shu4 yin2 hua1
display of fireworks and lanterns

火速 火速 huo3 su4
at top speed; at a tremendous lick

火炭 火炭 huo3 tan4
Fo Tan (area in Hong Kong)

火炭 火炭 huo3 tan4
live coal; ember; burning coals

火烫 火燙 huo3 tang4
burning hot; fiery; to have one's hair permed with hot curling tongs

火腿 火腿 huo3 tui3

火腿肠 火腿腸 huo3 tui3 chang2
ham sausage

火尾绿鹛 火尾綠鶥 huo3 wei3 lv4 mei2
(bird species of China) fire-tailed myzornis (Myzornis pyrrhoura)

火尾太阳鸟 火尾太陽鳥 huo3 wei3 tai4 yang2 niao3
(bird species of China) fire-tailed sunbird (Aethopyga ignicauda)

火尾希鹛 火尾希鶥 huo3 wei3 xi1 mei2
(bird species of China) red-tailed minla (Minla ignotincta)

火卫一 火衛一 huo3 wei4 yi1
Phobos (first satellite of Mars)

火蜥蜴 火蜥蜴 huo3 xi1 yi4
fire lizard; fire-bellied salamander (Cynops orientalis David)

火线 火線 huo3 xian4
FireWire (IEEE 1394 data-transfer interface)

火线 火線 huo3 xian4
firing line (battle); live electrical wire

火星 火星 huo3 xing1
Mars (planet)

火星 火星 huo3 xing1

火星哥 火星哥 huo3 xing1 ge1
nickname of American singer Bruno Mars

火星快车 火星快車 huo3 xing1 kuai4 che1
Mars express, EU spacecraft

火星人 火星人 huo3 xing1 ren2

火星文 火星文 huo3 xing1 wen2
lit. Martian language; fig. Internet slang used to communicate secret messages that the general public or government can't understand

火星撞地球 火星撞地球 huo3 xing1 zhuang4 di4 qiu2
clash that leaves both sides shattered

火刑 火刑 huo3 xing2
execution by fire; burning at the stake

火眼 火眼 huo3 yan3

火眼金睛 火眼金睛 huo3 yan3 jin1 jing1
piercing eyes; discerning eyes

火焰 火焰 huo3 yan4
blaze; flame

火焰喷射器 火焰噴射器 huo3 yan4 pen1 she4 qi4

火焰山 火焰山 huo3 yan4 shan1
Mountain of Flames of legend; fig. insurmountable obstacle; Mountain of Flames in Turpan depression in Xinjiang

火药 火藥 huo3 yao4

火曜日 火曜日 huo3 yao4 ri4
Tuesday (used in ancient Chinese astronomy)

火药味甚浓 火藥味甚濃 huo3 yao4 wei4 shen4 nong2
strong smell of gunpowder; fig. tense situation; standoff

火印 火印 huo3 yin4
branded mark; brand

火影忍者 火影忍者 huo3 ying3 ren3 zhe3
Naruto, manga and anime series

火油 火油 huo3 you2
(dialect) kerosene

火灾 火災 huo3 zai1
fire (that burns buildings etc)

火葬 火葬 huo3 zang4
to cremate

火葬场 火葬場 huo3 zang4 chang3

火中取栗 火中取栗 huo3 zhong1 qu3 li4
lit. to pull chestnuts out of the fire (idiom); fig. to be sb's cat's-paw

火种 火種 huo3 zhong3
tinder; source of a fire; inflammable material; (fig.) spark (of a revolution etc)

火烛 火燭 huo3 zhu2
fire and candles; household things that burn

火柱 火柱 huo3 zhu4
column of flame

积薪厝火 積薪厝火 ji1 xin1 cuo4 huo3
to add fuel to the flames

疾风知劲草,烈火见真金 疾風知勁草,烈火見真金 ji2 feng1 zhi1 jin4 cao3 - lie4 huo3 jian4 zhen1 jin1
the storm put strong grass to the test, fire tests true gold (idiom); fig. troubled times test a faithful minister; to show one's true colors after a stern test

急如星火 急如星火 ji2 ru2 xing1 huo3
lit. as hurried as a shooting star (idiom); requiring immediate action; extremely urgent

急于星火 急於星火 ji2 yu2 xing1 huo3
see 急如星火

降火 降火 jiang4 huo3
to decrease internal heat (Chinese medicine)

交叉火力 交叉火力 jiao1 cha1 huo3 li4

交火 交火 jiao1 huo3
firefight; shooting

骄阳似火 驕陽似火 jiao1 yang2 si4 huo3
the sun shines fiercely

借火 借火 jie4 huo3
to borrow a light (for a cigarette)

金华火腿 金華火腿 jin1 hua2 huo3 tui3
Jinhua ham

救场如救火 救場如救火 jiu4 chang3 ru2 jiu4 huo3
the show must go on (idiom)

救火 救火 jiu4 huo3
to put out a fire; firefighting

举火 舉火 ju3 huo3
(literary) to light a fire

军火 軍火 jun1 huo3
weapons and ammunition; munitions; arms

军火公司 軍火公司 jun1 huo3 gong1 si1
arms company

军火交易 軍火交易 jun1 huo3 jiao1 yi4
arms deal

军火库 軍火庫 jun1 huo3 ku4

喀拉喀托火山 喀拉喀托火山 ka1 la1 ka1 tuo1 huo3 shan1
Krakatoa (volcanic island in Indonesia)

开火 開火 kai1 huo3
to open fire

烤火 烤火 kao3 huo3
to warm oneself at a fire

克孜尔尕哈烽火台 克孜爾尕哈烽火台 ke4 zi1 er3 ga3 ha1 feng1 huo3 tai2
Kizilgaha fire beacon tower in Kuchar county 庫車|库车, Aksu 阿克蘇地區|阿克苏地区, Xinjiang

来火 來火 lai2 huo3
to get angry

来火儿 來火兒 lai2 huo3 er5
to get angry

烈火 烈火 lie4 huo3
raging inferno; blaze

烈火干柴 烈火乾柴 lie4 huo3 gan1 chai2
lit. intense fire to dry wood (idiom); inferno in a woodpile; fig. consuming passion between lovers

林火 林火 lin2 huo3
forest fire

磷火 磷火 lin2 huo3

炉火 爐火 lu2 huo3
the fire of a stove

炉火纯青 爐火純青 lu2 huo3 chun2 qing1
lit. the stove fire has turned bright green (allusion to Daoist alchemy) (idiom); fig. (of an art, a technique etc) brought to the point of perfection

满嘴跑火车 滿嘴跑火車 man3 zui3 pao3 huo3 che1
(idiom) to have a glib tongue; to talk big

冒火 冒火 mao4 huo3
to get angry; to burn with rage

灭火 滅火 mie4 huo3
to extinguish a fire; firefighting

灭火器 滅火器 mie4 huo3 qi4
fire extinguisher

明火 明火 ming2 huo3
flame; open fire

奶酪火锅 奶酪火鍋 nai3 lao4 huo3 guo1

耐火 耐火 nai4 huo3
refractory (material); fire-resistant

耐火土 耐火土 nai4 huo3 tu3
fireproof stone; flame resistant material

耐火砖 耐火磚 nai4 huo3 zhuan1
refractory brick; firebrick

恼火 惱火 nao3 huo3
to get angry; irritated; to annoy; to aggravate; annoying

逆火 逆火 ni4 huo3
(of an engine) to backfire

怒火 怒火 nu4 huo3
rage; fury; hot anger

炮火 炮火 pao4 huo3
artillery barrage; gunfire

炮火连天 砲火連天 pao4 huo3 lian2 tian1
cannon firing for days on end (idiom); enveloped in the flames of war

喷火 噴火 pen1 huo3
to shoot flames; to erupt (of volcanoes); flaming (of flowers)

喷火器 噴火器 pen1 huo3 qi4

拼火 拼火 pin1 huo3
to exchange fire

起火 起火 qi3 huo3
to catch fire; to cook; to get angry

秦火 秦火 qin2 huo3
the Qin burning of the books in 212 BC

清火 清火 qing1 huo3
to clear internal heat (Chinese Medicine)

去火 去火 qu4 huo3
to reduce internal heat (TCM)

惹火 惹火 re3 huo3
to stir up the fire; fig. to provoke and offend people; to ruffle feathers

惹火烧身 惹火燒身 re3 huo3 shao1 shen1
stir up the fire and you get burnt (idiom); to get one's fingers burnt; fig. to suffer on account of one's own meddling

热火朝天 熱火朝天 re4 huo3 chao2 tian1
in full swing (idiom); (in a) frenzy; buzzing with activity

如火 如火 ru2 huo3

如火如荼 如火如荼 ru2 huo3 ru2 tu2
like wildfire (idiom); unstoppable

如火晚霞 如火晚霞 ru2 huo3 wan3 xia2
clouds at sunset glowing like fire

杀人放火 殺人放火 sha1 ren2 fang4 huo3
to kill and burn (idiom); murder and arson

山火 山火 shan1 huo3
wildfire; forest fire

上火 上火 shang4 huo3
to get angry; to suffer from excessive internal heat (TCM)

烧火 燒火 shao1 huo3
to light a fire for cooking

社火 社火 she4 huo3
festival entertainment (lion dance, dragon lantern etc)

生火 生火 sheng1 huo3
to make a fire; to light a fire

圣火 聖火 sheng4 huo3
sacred fire; Olympic flame

失火 失火 shi1 huo3
to catch fire; on fire; fire (alarm)

食火鸡 食火雞 shi2 huo3 ji1
cassowary (genus Casuarius), large flightless bird native to northeastern Australia and New Guinea

石头火锅 石頭火鍋 shi2 tou5 huo3 guo1
claypot (used in cooking)

十万火急 十萬火急 shi2 wan4 huo3 ji2
most urgent; posthaste; express

涮火锅 涮火鍋 shuan4 huo3 guo1
see 涮鍋子|涮锅子

水火不容 水火不容 shui3 huo3 bu4 rong2
completely incompatible; lit. incompatible as fire and water

水火无情 水火無情 shui3 huo3 wu2 qing2
fire and flood have no mercy (idiom)

水深火热 水深火熱 shui3 shen1 huo3 re4
deep water and scorching fire; abyss of suffering (idiom)

挑灯拨火 挑燈撥火 tiao3 deng1 bo1 huo3
to sow discord; to provoke

跳出釜底进火坑 跳出釜底進火坑 tiao4 chu1 fu3 di3 jin4 huo3 keng1
out of the frying pan into the fire (idiom)

跳出火坑 跳出火坑 tiao4 chu1 huo3 keng1
lit. to jump out of a fire pit (idiom); to escape from a living hell; to free oneself from a life of torture

停火 停火 ting2 huo3
to cease fire; ceasefire

停火线 停火線 ting2 huo3 xian4
cease-fire line

吐火罗人 吐火羅人 tu3 huo3 luo2 ren2
Tokharian Indo-European people of central Asia; same as 月氏人

退火 退火 tui4 huo3
annealing (metallurgy)

玩火 玩火 wan2 huo3
to play with fire

玩火自焚 玩火自焚 wan2 huo3 zi4 fen2
to play with fire and get burnt (idiom); fig. to play with evil and suffer the consequences; to get one's fingers burnt

万家灯火 萬家燈火 wan4 jia1 deng1 huo3
(of a city etc) ablaze with lights

微火 微火 wei1 huo3
a low fire (for roasting)

文火 文火 wen2 huo3
small flame (when cooking, simmering etc)

熄火 熄火 xi1 huo3
(of fire, lamp etc) to go out; to put out (fire); (fig.) to die down; (of a vehicle) to stall

夏威夷火山国家公园 夏威夷火山國家公園 xia4 wei1 yi2 huo3 shan1 guo2 jia1 gong1 yuan2
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

香火 香火 xiang1 huo3
incense burning in front of a temple; burning joss sticks

香火不绝 香火不絕 xiang1 huo3 bu4 jue2
an unending stream of pilgrims

香火钱 香火錢 xiang1 huo3 qian2
donations to a temple

向火 向火 xiang4 huo3
to warm oneself facing the fire

消火栓 消火栓 xiao1 huo3 shuan1
fire hydrant

新官上任三把火 新官上任三把火 xin1 guan1 shang4 ren4 san1 ba3 huo3
the new boss cracks the whip three times; a new broom sweeps clean; fig. vigorous new policies

薪火相传 薪火相傳 xin1 huo3 xiang1 chuan2
lit. the flame of a burning piece of firewood passes on to the rest (idiom); fig. (of knowledge, skill etc) to be passed on from teachers to students, one generation to another

心急火燎 心急火燎 xin1 ji2 huo3 liao3
to burn with anxiety

薪尽火传 薪盡火傳 xin1 jin4 huo3 chuan2
see 薪火相傳|薪火相传

星星之火 星星之火 xing1 xing5 zhi1 huo3
a single spark (idiom); an insignificant cause can have a massive effect

星星之火,可以燎原 星星之火,可以燎原 xing1 xing5 zhi1 huo3 - ke3 yi3 liao2 yuan2
a single spark can start a huge blaze (idiom); an insignificant cause can have a massive effect

休眠火山 休眠火山 xiu1 mian2 huo3 shan1
dormant volcano

虚火 虛火 xu1 huo3
excess of internal heat due to poor general condition (TCM); the prestige of another person, which one borrows for oneself

烟火 煙火 yan1 huo3
smoke and fire; fireworks

烟熏火燎 煙燻火燎 yan1 xun1 huo3 liao3
smoke and baking fire (idiom); surrounded by flames and smoke

焰火 焰火 yan4 huo3

洋火 洋火 yang2 huo3
(coll.) matches (old)

野火 野火 ye3 huo3
wildfire; (spreading like) wildfire; bush fire; farm fire (for clearing fields)

野火春风 野火春風 ye3 huo3 chun1 feng1
abbr. for 野火燒不盡,春風吹又生|野火烧不尽,春风吹又生

野火烧不尽,春风吹又生 野火燒不盡,春風吹又生 ye3 huo3 shao1 bu4 jin4 - chun1 feng1 chui1 you4 sheng1
lit. even a prairie fire cannot destroy the grass - it grows again when the breeze blows (proverb); fig. cannot be easily eliminated; abbr. to 野火春風|野火春风

伊通火山群 伊通火山群 yi1 tong1 huo3 shan1 qun2
Yitong volcanic area in Yitong Manchurian autonomous county 伊通滿族自治縣|伊通满族自治县, Siping, Jilin

一团火 一團火 yi1 tuan2 huo3
fireball; ball of fire

阴虚火旺 陰虛火旺 yin1 xu1 huo3 wang4
an excess of heat caused by a deficiency in Yin energy (idiom)

引火 引火 yin3 huo3
to kindle; to light a fire

引火柴 引火柴 yin3 huo3 chai2

引火烧身 引火燒身 yin3 huo3 shao1 shen1
to invite trouble

萤火 螢火 ying2 huo3
light of firefly; fairy light

迎火 迎火 ying2 huo3
backfire (firefighting)

萤火虫 螢火蟲 ying2 huo3 chong2
firefly; glowworm; lightning bug

鱼生火,肉生痰,青菜豆腐保平安 魚生火,肉生痰,青菜豆腐保平安 yu2 sheng1 huo3 - rou4 sheng1 tan2 - qing1 cai4 dou4 fu5 bao3 ping2 an1
fish brings heat, meat brings phlegm, vegetables and tofu keep you healthy

遇火 遇火 yu4 huo3
to catch fire; to ignite

欲火 慾火 yu4 huo3

欲火焚身 慾火焚身 yu4 huo3 fen2 shen1
burning with desire

远水不救近火 遠水不救近火 yuan3 shui3 bu4 jiu4 jin4 huo3
see 遠水救不了近火|远水救不了近火

远水救不了近火 遠水救不了近火 yuan3 shui3 jiu4 bu5 liao3 jin4 huo3
lit. water from afar quenches not fire; fig. urgent need; a slow remedy does not address the current emergency

运载火箭 運載火箭 yun4 zai4 huo3 jian4
carrier rocket

战火 戰火 zhan4 huo3
conflagration; the fire of war

蘸火 蘸火 zhan4 huo3
to quench (metal)

战火纷飞 戰火紛飛 zhan4 huo3 fen1 fei1
fire of war everywhere (idiom); enveloped in the flames of war

仗火 仗火 zhang4 huo3

招风揽火 招風攬火 zhao1 feng1 lan3 huo3
see 招風惹草|招风惹草

着火 著火 zhao2 huo3
to ignite; to burn

着火点 著火點 zhao2 huo3 dian3
ignition point (temperature); combustion point

真金不怕火来烧 真金不怕火來燒 zhen1 jin1 bu4 pa4 huo3 lai2 shao1
see 真金不怕火煉|真金不怕火炼

真金不怕火炼 真金不怕火煉 zhen1 jin1 bu4 pa4 huo3 lian4
True gold fears no fire. (idiom)

直通火车 直通火車 zhi2 tong1 huo3 che1
through train

纸包不住火 紙包不住火 zhi3 bao1 bu4 zhu4 huo3
lit. paper can't wrap fire; fig. the truth will out

纸火柴 紙火柴 zhi3 huo3 chai2
matches made of cardboard

纸火锅 紙火鍋 zhi3 huo3 guo1
paper hot pot (hot pot using a single-use pot made of Japanese washi paper with a special coating to prevent burning and leaking, used for cooking at the dining table)

只许州官放火,不许百姓点灯 只許州官放火,不許百姓點燈 zhi3 xu3 zhou1 guan1 fang4 huo3 - bu4 xu3 bai3 xing4 dian3 deng1
only the official is allowed to light the fire; Gods may do what cattle may not; quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi

烛火 燭火 zhu2 huo3
candle flame

子弹火车 子彈火車 zi3 dan4 huo3 che1
bullet train; Shinkansen 新幹線|新干线, Japanese high-speed train

纵火 縱火 zong4 huo3
to set on fire; to commit arson

纵火犯 縱火犯 zong4 huo3 fan4

走火 走火 zou3 huo3
to go off accidentally; to catch fire

钻木取火 鑽木取火 zuan1 mu4 qu3 huo3
to drill wood to make fire