Meaning of 胳

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English Definition: armpit
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ ] individual; each, every; all
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Example Words
胳膊 bo arm; Classifiers:
胳臂 bei arm; Classifiers: [tiao2], [zhi1]; also pr. [ge1 bi4]
胳膊肘 bo zhǒu elbow
捋胳膊 luō bo to push up one's sleeves
佝偻胳脯 gōu lóu to bend the arm at the elbow (idiom)
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Example Sentences
He poked me with his elbow.