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Meaning of 哼

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Pinyin: hēng
English Definition: to groan; to snort; to hum; to croon; humph!
Chinese Definition:
①表示痛苦的声音:他的伤很重,但没哼一声。
②轻声随口地唱:他经常哼着小曲。
③(h与单纯的舌根鼻音拼合的音)表示不满意或不信任的声音:哼,我才不理他!

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ hēng ] prospering, going smoothly
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Example Words:
哼儿哈儿 [ hēng r r ]: to hem and haw (loanword)
哼哧 [ hēng chī ]: to puff hard (e.g. after running)
哼哼唧唧 [ hēng hēng ]: whining; groaning; muttering
哼唧 [ hēng ji ]: whisper
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