Meaning of 卧

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(Trad.: 臥)
English Definition: to lie; to crouch
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A person (altered form of ) laying in bed
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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:
卧房 fáng bedroom; a sleeping compartment (on a train)
卧床 chuáng to lie in bed; bedridden; bed
卧铺 a bed (on a train); a couchette
仰卧 yǎng to lie supine
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