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:

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (seal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] to go away, to leave, to depart
    • [ jié ] seal; kneeling person
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Example Words
忘却 wàng què to forget
冷却 lěng què to cool off; cooling
却说 què shuō and the story continues thus: (literary auxiliary particle 發語辭 |发语辞 )
退却 tuì què to retreat; to shrink back
望而却步 wàng ér què to shrink back; to flinch
More: 却* | *却 | *却*
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