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Meaning of 卧

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(Trad.: 臥)
Pinyin:
English Definition: to lie; to crouch
Chinese Definition:
①睡倒,躺或趴:卧倒。卧铺。卧室。卧底(埋伏下来做内应,如“卧卧传中”)。卧槽。卧龙(喻隐居或尚未露头角的杰出人才)。卧薪尝胆(形容刻苦自励,志图恢复)。藏龙卧虎(喻潜藏着人才)。
②把去壳的鸡蛋放到开水里煮:卧个鸡子儿。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A person (altered form of ) laying in bed
Character Formation:
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    • [ chén ] minister, statesman, official, vassal
    • [ bo ] divination, fortune-telling; prophecy
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Example Words:
卧室 [ shì ]: bedroom; Classifiers:
仰卧 [ yǎng ]: to lie supine
仰卧起坐 [ yǎng zuò ]: sit-up (physical exercise)
伏卧 [ ]: lying down; to lie prostrate; prone
俯卧 [ ]: to lie prone
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