Meaning of 胡

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(Trad.: 衚, 鬍)
English Definition: beard; mustache; whiskers; see 胡同 ; non-Han people, esp. from central Asia; reckless; outrageous; what?; why?; to complete a winning hand at mahjong (also written )
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (meat) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] old, classic, ancient
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
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Example Words
胡说 shuō to talk nonsense; drivel
胡乱 luàn careless; reckless; casually; absent-mindedly; at will; at random; any old how
胡闹 nào to act willfully and make a scene; to make trouble
胡须 beard; Classifiers:
二胡 èr erhu (Chinese 2-string fiddle); alto fiddle; Classifiers:
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Example Sentences
Please pass me the salt and pepper.
There is a drop of sweat on his beard.
The barber trimmed my beard a bit.
Our house is located in an old alleyway.
Can you please pass the salt and pepper?