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Meaning of 狼

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Pinyin: láng
English Definition: wolf; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①哺乳动物,形状很像狗,性残忍而贪婪,昼伏夜出,能伤害人畜。毛皮可制衣褥:狼狈。狼奔豕突。狼吞虎咽。狼子野心(喻凶恶残暴的人的狂妄欲望和狠毒用心)。引狼入室(喻引进坏人)。
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (dog) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • dog
    • good, virtuous, respectable
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Example Words:
狼狈 [ láng bèi ]: in a difficult situation; to cut a sorry figure; scoundrel! (derog.)
中山狼传 [ zhōng shān láng zhuàn ]: the fable of Mr Dongguo and the ungrateful Wolf by Ma Zhongxi 马中锡
前怕狼后怕虎 [ qián láng hòu ]: lit. to fear the wolf in front and the tiger behind (idiom); fig. needless fears; scare mongering; reds under the beds
前门打虎,后门打狼 [ qián mén , hòu mén láng ]: to beat a tiger from the front door, only to have a wolf come in at the back (idiom); fig. facing one problem after another
前门拒虎,后门进狼 [ qián mén , hòu mén jìn láng ]: to beat a tiger from the front door, only to have a wolf come in at the back (idiom); fig. facing one problem after another
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