Meaning of 窝

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(Trad.: 窩)
English Definition: nest; pit or hollow on the human body; lair; den; place; to harbor or shelter; to hold in check; to bend; classifier for litters and broods
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cave) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xué ] cave, den, hole
    • [ guō ] to chat, to gossip, to jaw, to talk; mouth
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Example Words
窝囊 nang to feel vexed; annoyed; good-for-nothing; stupid and cowardly
眼窝 yǎn eye socket
蜂窝 fēng bee's nest; honeycomb; fig. honeycomb figure
窝囊废 nang fèi (coll.) spineless coward; wimp; a good-for-nothing
一窝蜂 fēng like a swarm of bees; everyone swarms around pushing and shouting; a hornet's nest
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Example Sentences
For now, I keep her off until dawn, when I let her out of her crate.
Wouldn't it be better for us to give them to our neighbor, who will give us a beehive for them?
That mother bird - we might call her Mrs. Thrush - is not very good at math. So when she returns to sit on her eggs, she doesn' t notice there is an extra large egg in the nest.
This feather was picked up from the heath, the bird was not shot: we saw its nest in the winter, full of little skeletons.
I always knew they were a nest of careerists, but recent experience shows that the careerist is now being replaced by worse: the ideologue rampant.