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Meaning of 望

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(Trad.: 朢)
Pinyin: wàng
English Definition: full moon; to hope; to expect; to visit; to gaze (into the distance); to look towards; towards; 15th day of month (lunar calendar); old variant of
Chinese Definition:
①看,往远处看:望见。眺望。张望。望尘莫及(喻远远落后)。望风捕影。
②拜访:看望。拜望。探望。
③希图,盼:期望。欲望。喜出望外。
④人所敬仰的,有名的:望族。名望。声望。威望。
⑤向,朝着:望东走。
⑥月圆,农历每月十五日前后:望日。
⑦埋怨,责备:怨望。
⑧姓氏。

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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: A king 王 gazing at the moon 月; 亡 provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • Left to right
      • death, destruction; to lose; to perish
      • moon; month
    • king, ruler; royal; surname
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Example Words:
欲望 [ wàng ]: desire; longing; appetite; craving
渴望 [ wàng ]: to thirst for; to long for
期望 [ wàng ]: to have expectations; to earnestly hope; expectation; hope
绝望 [ jué wàng ]: to despair; to give up all hope; desperate; desperation
指望 [ zhǐ wàng ]: to hope for sth; to count on; hope
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