Meaning of 娶

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English Definition: to take a wife; to marry (a woman)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: To take a wife ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] to take, to receive, to obtain; to select
    • [ ] woman, girl; female
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Example Words
娶亲 qīn to take a wife
明媒正娶 míng méi zhèng to be officially wed
迎娶 yíng (of a groom) to escort the bride to the wedding ceremony; fig. to take as one's wife; to marry
嫁娶 jià marriage
续娶 to remarry
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