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.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
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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
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Example Sentences
Take the common itch.