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Meaning of 萧

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(Trad.: 蕭)
Pinyin: xiāo
English Definition: surname Xiao; miserable; desolate; dreary; Chinese mugwort
Chinese Definition:
①即“艾蒿”。
②冷落,没有生气的样子:萧然。萧瑟。萧索。萧飒。萧森。萧骚。萧疏。萧条。
③(萧萧)a.象声词,形容马叫声或风声,如“风萧萧兮易水寒”;b.头发花白稀疏的样子,如“华发萧萧老遂良,一身萍挂海中央”。
④(萧墙)照壁,喻内部,如“祸起萧萧”。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (solemn) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ ] to pay respects; solemn, reverent
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Example Words
萧条 xiāo tiáo bleak; desolate; (economic) depression or slump
萧瑟 xiāo to rustle in the air; to rustle; to sough; bleak; desolate; chilly
萧索 xiāo suǒ bleak; desolate; melancholy
萧墙 xiāo qiáng (literary) screen wall shielding an entrance in traditional Chinese architecture
萧规曹随 xiāo guī cáo suí lit. Xiao's 萧何 (idiom); fig. to strictly adhere to the policies of the predecessor; to follow precedent
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