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Meaning of 孤

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Pinyin:
English Definition: lone; lonely
Chinese Definition:
①幼年死去父亲或父母双亡:孤儿。遗孤。托孤。孤寡鳏独(孤儿,寡妇,无妻或丧妻的人,年老无子女的人)。
②单独:孤单。孤独。孤立。孤僻。孤傲。孤茕(单独无依然)。孤介。孤身。孤危。孤芳自赏。孤苦伶仃。孤掌难鸣。孤云野鹤(喻闲逸逍遥的人)。
③古代帝王的自称:孤家。孤王。
④古同“辜”,辜负。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (child) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ zi ] son, child; seed, egg; fruit; small thing
    • [ guā ] melon, gourd, squash, cucumber
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Example Words:
孤立 [ ]: isolate; isolated
孤独 [ ]: lonely; solitary
孤儿 [ ér ]: orphan
一意孤行 [ xíng ]: obstinately clinging to one's course (idiom); willful; one's own way; dogmatic
孑影孤单 [ jié yǐng dān ]: to be all alone by oneself
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