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Meaning of 艾

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ ] to govern; to control; to nurture
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  • Pinyin: ài

    English Definition: Chinese mugwort or wormwood; moxa; to stop or cut short; phonetic "ai" or "i"; abbr. for 艾滋病 , AIDS; Chinese mugwort or wormwood; moxa; to stop or cut short; phonetic "ai" or "i"; abbr. for 艾滋病 , AIDS
    Chinese Definition:
    ①多年生草本植物,嫩叶可食,老叶制成绒,供针灸用:艾子。艾蒿。艾绒。
    ②止,绝:方兴未艾。
    ③美好:少(shào)艾(年轻美好的女子)。
    ④姓氏。

    Example Words:
    艾滋病 ài bìng AIDS (loanword)
    方兴未艾 fāng xīng wèi ài flourishing and still in the ascendant (idiom); rapidly expanding; still growing strong; on the up
    艾蒿 ài hāo mugwort (Artemisia)
    期期艾艾 ài ài stammering (idiom)
    艾窝窝 ài wo glutinous rice cake with a sweet filling
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to mow; to cut; to reap; to redress
    Chinese Definition:
    ①通“刈”。刈割;斩除。
    ②通“乂”。治理;安定。

    Example Words:
    自怨自艾 yuàn to be full of remorse; to repent and redress one's errors
    怨艾 yuàn to resent; to regret; grudge
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