Meaning of 哀

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Pinyin: āi
English Definition: sorrow; grief; pity; to grieve for; to pity; to lament; to condole; Ai (c. 2000 BC), sixth of legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝
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
哀悼 āi dào to grieve over sb's death; to lament sb's death; mourning
哀求 āi qiú to entreat; to implore; to plead
喜怒哀乐 āi four types of human emotions, namely: happiness 欢喜
哀伤 āi shāng grief; distress; bereavement; grieved; heartbroken; dejected
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Example Sentences
No wonder Wall Street is whining.