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Meaning of 欲

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(Trad.: 慾, 欲)
Pinyin:
English Definition: desire; appetite; passion; lust; greed; to wish for; to desire; variant of
Chinese Definition:
①想得到某种东西或想达到某种目的的要求:欲念。欲望。欲火。食欲。情欲。禁欲。纵欲。
②想要,希望:欲盖弥彰。欲罢不能。欲速不达。
③需要:胆欲大而心欲细。
④能要:摇摇欲坠。山雨欲来风满楼。
⑤婉顺的样子。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (lack) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] valley, gorge, ravine
    • [ qiàn ] to lack, to owe; to breathe, to yawn
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Example Words
欲望 wàng desire; longing; appetite; craving
畅所欲言 chàng suǒ yán lit. fluently saying all one wants (idiom); to preach freely on one's favorite topic; to hold forth to one's heart's content
食欲 shí appetite
随心所欲 suí xīn suǒ to follow one's heart's desires; to do as one pleases (idiom)
情欲 qíng lust; desire; sensual
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