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Meaning of 怯

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Pinyin: qiè
English Definition: timid; cowardly; rustic; Taiwan pr. [que4]
Chinese Definition:
①胆小,没勇气:怯场。怯懦。怯弱。怯步。怯阵。羞怯。
②俗气,见识不广,不合时宜:露怯。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ ] to go away, to leave, to depart
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Example Words:
胆怯 [ dǎn qiè ]: timidity; timid; cowardly
卑怯 [ bēi qiè ]: mean and cowardly; abject
大勇若怯 [ yǒng ruò qiè ]: a great hero may appear timid (idiom); the really brave person remains level-headed
大勇若怯,大智若愚 [ yǒng ruò qiè , zhì ruò ]: a great hero may appear timid, the wise may appear stupid (idiom); the general public may not recognize great talent
怯场 [ qiè chǎng ]: to have stage fright
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