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Meaning of 夯

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A load that takes great strength
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
    • [ ] strength, power; capability, influence
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  • Pinyin: bèn

    English Definition: variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①同“笨”。
    Example Words:
    心拙口夯 xīn zhuō kǒu bèn variant of 心拙口笨
    夯货 bèn huò fool; stupid
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  • Pinyin: hāng

    English Definition: to tamp; (slang) popular; hot
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用重物把地或其他粒状材料砸密实。[合]把土夯实;夯硪(砸压)。
    ②[方言]用力猛击。[例]举起拳头向下夯。
    ③用力扛东西。[例]夯,大用力以肩举物。——《字汇》。[例]自家闺阁中物,不肯放下,反累及他人担夯,无乃大劳乎!——明·净善集《禅林宝训》。
    ④捞取。[合]夯市(纵兵大闹街市)。
    ⑤充胀,胀满。[例]有口难言,气夯破胸脯。——元·王实甫《西厢记》。
    ⑥另见bèn。

    Example Words:
    夯实 hāng shí to tamp; to ram (earth etc)
    打夯 hāng to ram; to tamp
    夯歌 hāng rammers' work chant
    夯土 hāng rammed earth
    齐打夯儿地 hāng r de in unison and with one voice (dialect)
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