Meaning of 殃

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Pinyin: yāng
English Definition: calamity
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (death) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ dǎi ] corpse; death; evil, depraved, wicked
    • [ yāng ] central; to beg; to run out
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Example Words
遭殃 zāo yāng to suffer a calamity
殃及 yāng to bring disaster to
祸国殃民 huò guó yāng mín to damage the country and cause suffering to the people (idiom)
灾殃 zāi yāng disaster
城门失火,殃及池鱼 chéng mén shī huǒ , yāng chí a fire in the city gates is also a calamity for the fish in the moat (idiom); the bystander will also suffer; fig. you can't escape responsibility for your actions; ask not for whom the bell tolls - it tolls for thee
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Example Sentences
And Georgia suffered from the difference.