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Meaning of 寥

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Pinyin: liáo
English Definition: empty; lonesome; very few
Chinese Definition:
①稀少:寥寥无几。寥落(稀少,冷落,如“疏星寥寥”)。寥若晨星。
②静寂,空虚:寂寥。寥廓(高远空旷)。

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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