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Meaning of 忧

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(Trad.: 憂)
Pinyin: yōu
English Definition: to worry; to concern oneself with; worried; anxiety; sorrow; (literary) to observe mourning
Chinese Definition:
①发愁:忧愤。忧惧。忧烦。忧惶。忧急。忧煎。忧思(a.忧念;b.忧愁的思绪)。忧戚。杞人忧天。
②可忧虑的事:忧患。内忧外患。乐以忘忧。高枕无忧。
③指父母之丧:丁忧。
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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
担忧 dān yōu to worry; to be concerned
忧郁 yōu sullen; depressed; melancholy; dejected
忧患 yōu huàn suffering; misery; hardship
后顾之忧 hòu zhī yōu fears of trouble in the rear (idiom); family worries (obstructing freedom of action); worries about the future consequences; often in negative expressions, meaning "no worries about anything"
忧伤 yōu shāng distressed; laden with grief
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Example Sentences
1
The rain, his sad sister, talks to my heart.
2
Elsewhere in the world's second-largest economy, the situation is similarly worrying.
3
"It should also be a concern for the Chinese government, " he said.
4
She was confident of having performed her duty, and to fret over unavoidable evils, or augment them by anxiety, was no part of her disposition.
5
Seven sensations are the feeling reaction of "happy, angry, anxious, think, sad, fear and surprise", the sevensensation system develops gradually.