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Meaning of 窑

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(Trad.: 窯)
Pinyin: yáo
English Definition: kiln; oven; coal pit; cave dwelling; (coll.) brothel
Chinese Definition:
①烧砖、瓦、陶瓷器的构筑物:砖窑。瓷窑。
②为采煤而凿的洞:煤窑。
③在坡上特为住人挖的洞:窑洞。窑葬。
④旧时称妓院:窑子。窑姐(妓女)。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: An oven where pots are fired; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xué ] cave, den, hole
    • [ fǒu ] earthen crock or jar; pottery
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Example Words
窑洞 yáo dòng yaodong (a kind of cave dwelling in the Loess Plateau in northwest China); Classifiers:
砖窑 zhuān yáo brick kiln
土窑 yáo earthen kiln; loess cave
窑姐 yáo jiě (dialect) prostitute
窑姐儿 yáo jiě r erhua variant of 窑姐
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