Meaning of 祸

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(Trad.: 禍)
Pinyin: huò
English Definition: disaster; misfortune; calamity
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (spirit) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shì ] spirit
    • [ guō ] to chat, to gossip, to jaw, to talk; mouth
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Example Words
车祸 chē huò traffic accident; car crash; Classifiers:
幸灾乐祸 xìng zāi huò lit. to take joy in calamity and delight in disaster (idiom); fig. to rejoice in other people's misfortune; Schadenfreude
祸福 huò disaster and happiness
灾祸 zāi huò disaster
祸根 huò gēn root of the trouble; cause of the ruin
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Example Sentences
The unfortunate accident resulted in casualties.
This child is too mischievous and often causes trouble.
This news reported a major car accident.
He was injured in the car accident because he wasn't wearing a seatbelt.
She was injured in a car accident and lost one finger unfortunately.