Meaning of 夸

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(Trad.: 誇)
Pinyin: kuā
English Definition: to boast; to exaggerate; to praise; see 夸克
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (great) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
    • [ kuī ] to lose, to fail; loss, damages; deficient
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Example Words
夸张 kuā zhāng to exaggerate; overstated; exaggerated; hyperbole; (coll.) excessive; ridiculous; outrageous
夸大 kuā to exaggerate
夸奖 kuā jiǎng to praise; to applaud; to compliment
浮夸 kuā to exaggerate; to be boastful; pompous; grandiose
夸耀 kuā yào to brag about; to flaunt
More: 夸* | *夸 | *夸*
Example Sentences
Thank you for your compliment, sir.
She applied her lipstick heavily, making her look exaggerated.
He is often praised by the teacher because his scores are high.
His outstanding performance at work won him praise from his superiors.