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
弯腰 wān yāo to stoop
腰带 yāo dài belt
腰包 yāo bāo waist purse (old); (fig.) purse; pocket; waist pack; fanny pack; bum bag
山腰 shān yāo halfway up a mountain; lit. waist of mountain
掏腰包 tāo yāo bāo to dip into one's pocket; to pay out of pocket; to foot the bill
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