Meaning of 岂

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(Trad.: 豈)
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mountain) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shān ] mountain, hill, peak
    • [ ] self, oneself; personal, private; 6th heavenly stem
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: how? (emphatic question)
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    岂不 how couldn't...?; wouldn't it...?
    岂非 fēi wouldn't it be ... ?
    岂止 zhǐ not only; far from; more than
    岂有此理 yǒu how can this be so? (idiom); preposterous; ridiculous; absurd
    岂敢 gǎn how could one dare?; I don't deserve such praise
    More: 岂* | *岂 | *岂*
  • Pinyin: kǎi
    English Definition: old variant of
    Chinese Definition:

Example Sentences
are all workers of miracles?