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Meaning of 爬

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to crawl; to climb; to get up or sit up
Chinese Definition:
①手和脚一齐着地走路,虫类行走:爬行。爬虫(爬行动物)。爬泳。
②攀登:爬高。爬升。爬山。往上爬(讽刺追求功名的人)。
③搔:爬痒。爬搔(“搔”读轻声)。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (claw) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • claws, nails, talons
    • to desire, to wish for
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Example Words:
爬山 [ shān ]: to climb a mountain; to mountaineer; hiking; mountaineering
爬上 [ shàng ]: to climb up
爬行 [ xíng ]: to crawl; to creep
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