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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.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • heart; mind; soul
    • especially, particularly
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Example Words:
忧郁 [ yōu ]: sullen; depressed; melancholy; dejected
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"
无忧无虑 [ yōu ]: carefree and without worries (idiom)
忧虑 [ yōu ]: to worry; anxiety (about)
担忧 [ dān yōu ]: to worry; to be concerned
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