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Meaning of 爪

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Pinyin: zhuǎ
English Definition: (coll.) foot of an animal or bird; (coll.) foot supporting a cooking pot etc
Chinese Definition:
①禽兽的脚(多指有尖甲的):鸡爪子。狗爪子。
②像爪的东西。
③这个锅有三个爪儿。

Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictographic: A bird's talons
Character Formation:
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    • number one; line
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Example Words:
一鳞半爪 [ lín bàn zhuǎ ]: lit. one scale and half a claw (idiom); only odd bits and pieces
八爪鱼 [ zhuǎ ]: octopus
毒爪 [ zhuǎ ]: the sting (of scorpion etc)
无爪 [ zhuǎ ]: without claws; fig. powerless
爪儿 [ zhuǎ r ]: paws (of small animal); same as 爪子 ; legs of furniture or apparatus; stupid person
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