Meaning of 恐

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Pinyin: kǒng
English Definition: afraid; frightened; to fear
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ gǒng ] to bind, to guard, to strengthen; firm, secure, strong
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
Example Words:
恐怕 [ kǒng ]: fear; to dread; I'm afraid that...; perhaps; maybe
恐惧 [ kǒng ]: to be frightened; fear; dread
恐怖 [ kǒng ]: terrible; frightful; frightening; terror; terrorist
争先恐后 [ zhēng xiān kǒng hòu ]: striving to be first and fearing to be last (idiom); outdoing one another
恐吓 [ kǒng ]: to threaten; to menace
More: 恐* | *恐 | *恐*
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