Meaning of 寥

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Pinyin: liáo
English Definition: empty; lonesome; very few
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ liù ] the sound of the wind; to soar
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Example Words
寥寥 liáo liáo very few
寥寥无几 liáo liáo just a very few (idiom); tiny number; not many at all; You count them on your fingers.
寂寥 liáo (literary) quiet and desolate; lonely; vast and empty
寥若晨星 liáo ruò chén xīng rare as morning stars (idiom); few and far between; sparse
寥落 liáo luò sparse; few and far between
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Example Sentences
The import of genetically modified food have soybean oil, seed oil, etc.
Coastal tourist attractions are Daya Bay, Xunliao, and the Turtle-Protection Zone.
Development of wide rice in Gaozhou was similar to that of O. sativa L. , which belongs to the Polygonum type.
At one time, I could feel like living in the wilderness, the dry land, Liao Kuang sky is the only background.
Even with all efforts, the individual was still an insignificant speck on the periphery of the vast universe - that was the melancholy brought forth by knowledge from the Renaissance.