Meaning of 腰

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Pinyin: yāo
English Definition: waist; lower back; pocket; middle; loins
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ yào ] essential, necessary; to ask for; to coerce; to demand
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Example Words:
腰带 [ yāo dài ]: belt
弯腰 [ wān yāo ]: to stoop
腰部 [ yāo ]: waist; small of the back
仗腰 [ zhàng yāo ]: to back sb up; to support (from the rear)
伸懒腰 [ shēn lǎn yāo ]: to stretch oneself (on waking or when tired etc)
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