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Meaning of 灾

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(Trad.: 災)
Pinyin: zāi
English Definition: disaster; calamity
Chinese Definition:
①水、火、荒旱等所造成的祸害:水灾。火灾。灾难(nàn)。灾害。灾患。
②个人的不幸遭遇:招灾惹祸。幸灾乐祸。破财消灾。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A house on fire
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
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Example Words
灾害 zāi hài calamity; disaster; Classifiers:
灾难 zāi nàn disaster; catastrophe
救灾 jiù zāi to relieve disaster; to help disaster victims
灾区 zāi disaster area; stricken region
火灾 huǒ zāi fire (that burns buildings etc)
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