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Meaning of 夫

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: A man wearing a coming-of-age hairpin
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: husband; man; manual worker; conscripted laborer (old)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①旧时称成年男子:渔夫。农夫。万夫不当之勇。
    ②旧时称服劳役的人:夫役。拉夫。
    ③(夫子)a.旧时对学者的称呼;b.旧时称老师;c.旧时妻称夫;d.称读古书而思想陈腐的人。
    ④与妻结成配偶者:丈夫。夫妇。

    Example Words:
    大夫 [ ]: senior official (in imperial China)
    夫人 [ ren ]: lady; madam; Mrs.; Classifiers:
    夫妇 [ ]: a (married) couple; husband and wife; Classifiers:
    夫妻 [ ]: husband and wife; married couple
    工夫 [ gōng ]: (old) laborer
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: (classical) this, that; he, she, they; (exclamatory final particle); (initial particle, introduces an opinion)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①文言发语词:夫天地者。
    ②文言助词:逝者如斯夫。
    ③文言指示代词,相当于“这”或“那”:夫猫至。

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