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Meaning of 寡

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Pinyin: guǎ
English Definition: few; scant; widowed
Chinese Definition:
①少,缺少:寡薄。寡恩。寡陋。寡趣。优柔寡断。寡不敌众。孤陋寡闻。寡廉鲜(xi僴)耻(不廉洁,不知耻)。清心寡欲。
②淡而无味:寡味。清汤寡水。
③妇女死了丈夫:寡妇。寡母。寡居。守寡。
④众多鳏。

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Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • Above to below
      • [ ] page, sheet, leaf
      • [ dāo ] knife; old coin; measure
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Example Words
孤寡 guǎ orphans and widows; to be lonely; loneliness
多寡 duō guǎ number; amount
守寡 shǒu guǎ to live as widow; to observe widowhood
寡不敌众 guǎ zhòng the few are no match for the many; heavily outnumbered; facing impossible odds (idiom)
寡人 guǎ rén I (first person pronoun used by royalty or nobility)
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