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Meaning of 却

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(Trad.: 卻)
Pinyin: què
English Definition: but; yet; however; while; to go back; to decline; to retreat; nevertheless; even though
Chinese Definition:
①退:却步(因畏惧或厌恶而后退,如“望而却却”)。退却。
②退还,不受:盛情难却。
③表示转折:我来了,他却走了。
④去掉:失却。了(liǎo)却。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (seal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • to go away, to leave, to depart
    • seal; kneeling person
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Example Words:
冷却塔 [ lěng què ]: cooling tower
冷却水 [ lěng què shuǐ ]: cooling water (in a reactor)
推却 [ tuī què ]: to repel; to decline
冷却 [ lěng què ]: to cool off; cooling
忘却 [ wàng què ]: to forget
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