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Meaning of 廓

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Pinyin: kuò
English Definition: big; empty; open
Chinese Definition:
①用本义。通“郭”。外城。[例]匈奴无城廓之守。——《盐铁论·论功》。[合]城廓(内外城的城墙,指城池)。
②物体的外缘。[例]白描,以细笔钩勒形廓者也。——蔡元培《图画》。[合]轮廓;耳廓。
Total strokes: 14; Radical: 广
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; 广 (wide) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • 广 [ guǎng ] broad, vast, wide; building, house
    • [ guō ] city limits; surname
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Example Words
轮廓 lún kuò an outline; silhouette
廓清 kuò qīng to clear up; to wipe out; to eradicate
八廓街 kuò jiē Barkhor street, central business area and pilgrim circuit around Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet
胸廓 xiōng kuò thorax
八廓 kuò Barkhor, pilgrim circuit around Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet
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Example Sentences
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Among them, " Barkhor street" is the most prestigious one.
2
Although the movie character looks very good on the surface, the inner outline is actually unclear.