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Meaning of 故

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Pinyin:
English Definition: happening; instance; reason; cause; intentional; former; old; friend; therefore; hence; (of people) to die, dead
Chinese Definition:
①意外的事情:事故。变故。故障。
②原因:缘故。原故。
③有心,存心:故意。故杀(有意谋杀)。明知故犯。
④老,旧,过去的,原来的:故事(a。旧事,成例;b。有连贯性的比较完整的事情,比较适合于口头讲述,“事”读轻声)。故人。故乡。故土(故乡)。故园(故乡)。故居。故国(故乡,亦指祖国)。故纸堆(泛指旧而多的文籍)。革故鼎新(“革”,除去;“鼎”,更新;破除旧的,建立新的)。故步自封(“故步”,原来的步子;“封”,限制;喻安于现状,不求进取。亦作“固步自封”)。
⑤朋友,友情:亲故。沾亲带故。
⑥死亡(指人):故去。病故。
⑦所以,因此:故此。故而。
⑧古同“顾”,反而。

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tap) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] old, classic, ancient
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words:
故事 [ shì ]: old practice; Classifiers:
故事 [ shi ]: narrative; story; tale
故意 [ ]: deliberately; on purpose
缘故 [ yuán ]: reason; cause
事故 [ shì ]: accident; Classifiers:
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