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Meaning of 炕

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Pinyin: kàng
English Definition: kang (a heatable brick bed); to bake; to dry by the heat of a fire
Chinese Definition:
①北方用砖、坯等砌成的睡觉的台,下面有洞,连通烟囱,可以烧火取暖:炕席。火炕。土炕。
②烤:把湿衣服放在火边炕一炕。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ kàng ] high, proud; violent, excessive; skilled; surname
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Example Words
土炕 kàng heated brick common bed
炕床 kàng chuáng heatable brick bed
尿炕 niào kàng bed-wetting
老婆孩子热炕头 lǎo hái zi kàng tou wife, kids and a warm bed (idiom); the simple and good life
落炕 lào kàng to be laid up in bed with illness
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