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
More: 卧* | *卧 | *卧*
Example Sentences
Do you like to lie around, or is a large desk necessary?
So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.
But their daughters sit and chat uncovered because, they say, they have seen unveiled women at work or on television so much that at last it seems normal to them.
When he lies down, note the place where he is lying. Then go and uncover his feet and lie down. He will tell you what to do.
Having been stuffed, the milk cows were crouching down on the ground.