Meaning of 拙

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Pinyin: zhuō
English Definition: awkward; clumsy; dull; inelegant; (polite) my; Taiwan pr. [zhuo2]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
笨拙 bèn zhuō clumsy; awkward; stupid
拙劣 zhuō liè clumsy; botched
弄巧成拙 nòng qiǎo chéng zhuō to overreach oneself; to try to be clever and end up with egg on one's face
稚拙 zhì zhuō young and clumsy; childish and awkward
拙作 zhuō zuò my unworthy manuscript (humble expr.); my humble writing
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Example Sentences
Sally:Nonsense! Don't you know practice makes perfect?