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Meaning of 冒

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Pinyin: mào
English Definition: to emit; to give off; to send out (or up, forth); to brave; to face; reckless; to falsely adopt (sb's identity etc); to feign; (literary) to cover
Chinese Definition:
①向外透或往上升:冒烟(a。烟往上升;b。发怒)。冒汗。冒尖。
②不顾(恶劣的环境或危险等),顶着:冒雨。冒险。冒死。
③不加小心,鲁莽,冲撞:冒失。冒昧。冒进(不顾具体条件,急躁进行)。
④用假的充当真的,假托:冒牌。冒充。冒名顶替。
⑤复盖:“先设一铁板,其上以松脂、蜡和纸灰之类冒之”。
⑥贪污:“贪于饮食,冒于货贿”。
⑦古同“帽”。
⑧古同“瑁”,玳瑁。
⑨姓氏。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (A man wearing a helmet ) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
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Example Words:
感冒 [ gǎn mào ]: to catch cold; (common) cold; Classifiers: ; (coll.) to be interested in (often used in the negative); (Tw) to detest; can't stand
冒险 [ mào xiǎn ]: to take risks; to take chances; foray; adventure
冒充 [ mào chōng ]: to feign; to pretend to be; to pass oneself off as
冒犯 [ mào fàn ]: to offend
不揣冒昧 [ chuǎi mào mèi ]: to venture to; to presume to; to take the liberty of
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