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Meaning of 昆

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(Trad.: 崑, 昆)
Pinyin: kūn
English Definition: used in place names, notably Kunlun Mountains 昆仑 ; (also used for transliteration); descendant; elder brother; a style of Chinese poetry
Chinese Definition:
①子孙,后嗣:昆裔(子孙后代)。后昆。
②哥哥:昆弟(a.兄弟;b.友好亲爱)。昆仲。昆季。昆玉(称人兄弟的敬辞)。
③众多:昆虫(虫类的统称)。
④山名(a.“昆山”,在中国上海市和江苏省;b.“昆仑山”,在中国新疆维吾尔自治区、西藏自治区和青海省交界处,亦作“崑芲山”)。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Two brothers under the son
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ ] to compare, liken; comparison; than
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Example Words
昆明 kūn míng Kunming prefecture-level city and capital of Yunnan province in southwest China
昆虫 kūn chóng insect; Classifiers:
昆曲 kūn Kunqu opera, influential musical theater originating in Kunshan, Jiangsu province in Yuan times
昆剧 kūn see 昆曲
昆腔 kūn qiāng see 昆曲
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