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Meaning of 猪

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(Trad.: 豬)
Pinyin: zhū
English Definition: hog; pig; swine; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①猪只,组成猪科(suidae)的各种哺乳动物的任一种,四肢短小,尾短,体毛稀疏,鼻面短凹或平直,耳大下垂或前挺,被毛较粗,有黑、白或黑白花等色,汁腺不发达,热时喜浸水散热;特指家养种的成员。[合]猪魈(猪怪;猪精);猪膀胱(又称“猪尿泡”、“猪胞”、“猪尿脬”、“猪脬”);小猪(又叫“猪牙子”、“猪仔”、“猪娃”、“猪娃子”);母猪(又叫“猪婆”、“猪婆子”、“猪娘”)。
②十二生肖之一,配地支的“亥”。[合]属猪的;猪年(俗称十二生肖之一猪所代表的年份,即亥年)。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (animal) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
野猪 zhū wild boar (Sus scrofa); Classifiers:
猪场 zhū chǎng piggery
猪八戒 zhū jiè Zhu Bajie, character in Journey to the West 西游记 , with pig-like characteristics and armed with a muckrake; Pigsy in Arthur Waley's translation
猪油 zhū yóu lard
猪狗 zhū gǒu pig-dog (intended as insult); Schweinhund
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