Meaning of 哀

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Pinyin: Āī
English Definition: Ai (c. 2000 BC), sixth of legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝 ; sorrow; grief; pity; to grieve for; to pity; to lament; to condole
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ ] cloth; clothes, apparel; dress, coat
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
悲哀 [ bēi āi ]: grieved; sorrowful
哀求 [ āi qiú ]: to entreat; to implore; to plead
乞哀告怜 [ āi gào lián ]: begging for pity and asking for help (idiom)
可哀 [ āi ]: miserably
哀伤 [ āi shāng ]: grief; distress; bereavement; grieved; heartbroken; dejected
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