Meaning of 痒

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(Trad.: 癢)
Pinyin: yǎng
English Definition: variant of ; to itch; to tickle; to itch; to tickle
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sickness) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
发痒 yǎng to tickle; to itch
不痛不痒 tòng yǎng lit. doesn't hurt, doesn't tickle (idiom); sth is wrong, but not quite sure what; fig. not getting to any matter of substance; scratching the surface; superficial; perfunctory
搔痒 sāo yǎng to scratch (an itch); to tickle
隔靴搔痒 xuē sāo yǎng lit. to scratch the outside of the boot (idiom); fig. beside the point; ineffectual
痛痒 tòng yǎng pain and itch; sufferings; importance; consequence
More: 痒* | *痒 | *痒*
Example Sentences
It would be great if they would be able to tell us not only of their likes and dislikes but also their desires, like whether they are hungry or if their backs are itchy.
Scratch yourself if you itch.
In fact, think of a class there are so many children are in itch, in the stand, I have no reason for acne with special respect to me!
Fall has always been about running with a tickle in my throat from the cold, raking a yard full of leaves, watching colors change, cold temperatures, apple orchards.
Later I have an itchy nose, and, in no time at all, it is scratched.