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
Said he not unto me, She is my sister?
Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same also?
At the time their son and daughter are like the swallows go out from their nest and fly far apart from each other, the autumn of life also dyed mother'sr hair to be grey.
And is this the manner of man, O Lord GOD?
Do you show your wonders to the dead?