Meaning of 强

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(Trad.: 強)
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: (bow) indicates the sound; conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: qiáng

    English Definition: strong; powerful; better; slightly more than; vigorous; violent; best in their category, e.g. see 百强
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    加强 jiā qiáng to reinforce; to strengthen; to increase
    强烈 qiáng liè intense; (violently) strong
    强调 qiáng diào to emphasize (a statement); to stress
    增强 zēng qiáng to increase; to strengthen
    强大 qiáng large; formidable; powerful; strong
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  • Pinyin: jiàng

    English Definition: stubborn; unyielding
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    倔强 jué jiàng stubborn; obstinate; unbending
    强嘴 jiàng zuǐ to talk back; to reply defiantly
    足高气强 gāo jiàng high and mighty (idiom); arrogant
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  • Pinyin: qiǎng

    English Definition: to force; to compel; to strive; to make an effort
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    勉强 miǎn qiǎng to do with difficulty; to force sb to do sth; reluctant; barely enough
    强迫 qiǎng to compel; to force
    强求 qiǎng qiú to insist on; to demand; to impose
    牵强 qiān qiǎng far-fetched; implausible (chain of reasoning)
    强词夺理 qiǎng duó to twist words and force logic (idiom); sophistry; loud rhetoric making up for fallacious argument; shoving false arguments down people's throats
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