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Meaning of 垢

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Pinyin: gòu
English Definition: dirt; disgrace
Chinese Definition:
①污秽,脏东西:污垢。泥垢。牙垢。垢腻。垢秽。垢敝(又脏又破)。
②同“诟”。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ hòu ] after; behind, rear; descendants
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Example Words:
去垢剂 [ gòu ]: detergent
含垢忍辱 [ hán gòu rěn ]: to bear shame and humiliation (idiom)
忍垢偷生 [ rěn gòu tōu shēng ]: to bear humiliation to save one's skin (idiom)
忍辱含垢 [ rěn hán gòu ]: to eat humble pie; to accept humiliation; to turn the other cheek
水垢 [ shuǐ gòu ]: limescale
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