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Meaning of 薄

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grass) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ ] big, great, vast; extensive, pervading, widespread
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  • Pinyin: báo

    English Definition: thin; cold in manner; indifferent; weak; light; infertile
    Chinese Definition:
    ①厚度小的:薄片。薄饼。
    ②冷淡,不热情:薄待。
    ③味道淡:薄酒。
    ④土地不肥沃:薄田。

    Example Words:
    厚薄 [ hòu báo ]: thickness; also pr. [hou4 bo2]
    打薄剪刀 [ báo jiǎn dāo ]: thinning scissors
    脸薄 [ liǎn báo ]: bashful; shy
    薄层 [ báo céng ]: thin layer; thin slice; film; lamina; lamella
    薄板 [ báo bǎn ]: thin plate; sheet; lamina; Taiwan pr. bo2 ban3
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: meager; slight; weak; ungenerous or unkind; frivolous; to despise; to belittle; to look down on; to approach or near
    Chinese Definition:
    ①义同(一),用于合成词或成语,如“厚薄”,“浅薄”,“尖嘴薄舌”等。
    ②轻微,少:薄礼。薄产。薄命。薄寒。薄酬。菲薄。
    ③不庄重,不厚道:薄夫。薄幸(负心)。薄情。轻薄。刻薄。
    ④轻视:鄙薄。厚今薄古。
    ⑤不充实,不坚强:薄弱。
    ⑥迫近:薄近。薄暮(傍晚)。日薄西山。
    ⑦古同“箔”,帘子。
    ⑧姓氏。

    Example Words:
    薄弱 [ ruò ]: weak; frail
    薄膜 [ ]: membrane; film; Classifiers:
    稀薄 [ ]: thin; rarefied
    俭薄 [ jiǎn ]: to lack the necessities of life
    刻薄 [ ]: unkind; harsh; cutting; mean; acrimony; to embezzle by making illegal deductions
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: see 薄荷
    Example Words:
    薄荷酮 [ he tóng ]: menthone (chemistry)
    胡椒薄荷 [ jiāo he ]: peppermint
    薄荷 [ he ]: field mint; peppermint
    薄荷油 [ he yóu ]: peppermint oil
    香薄荷 [ xiāng he ]: savory (herb)
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