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This building block looks like a person waving both arms, as if she or he were frantically yelling: “Help, help, I’m on fire!”. Originally, 火 was just a pictogram in the shape of a flame, but I like to think of a person on fire instead!

Everyone’s brain is a little different, so feel free to focus on whatever image best helps you remember the character! Pinyin: 火 huo3