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Meaning of 燥

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Pinyin: zào
English Definition: dry; parched; impatient
Chinese Definition:
①干,缺少水分:干燥。燥裂。燥热。枯燥。
Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ zào ] the sound of birds chirping
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Example Words
干燥 gān zào to dry (of weather, paint, cement etc); desiccation; dull; uninteresting; arid
枯燥 zào dry and dull; uninteresting; dry-as-dust
口干舌燥 kǒu gān shé zào lit. dry mouth and tongue (idiom); to talk too much
焦燥 jiāo zào variant of 焦躁
枯燥无味 zào wèi tedious; dreary
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