Meaning of 虎

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English Definition: tiger; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A tiger standing on a rock ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ ] tiger
    • [ ] small table; how many; a few, some
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Example Words:
老虎 [ lǎo ]: tiger; Classifiers:
狼吞虎咽 [ láng tūn yàn ]: to wolf down one's food (idiom); to devour ravenously; to gorge oneself
初生牛犊不怕虎 [ chū shēng niú ]: lit. newborn calves do not fear tigers (idiom); fig. the young are fearless
白虎观 [ bái guàn ]: White Tiger Hall, a Han dynasty palace hall in which the famous Virtuous Discussions Held in White Tiger Hall 通俗白虎通德论 were held under the aegis of Han Emperor Zhang 汉章帝
老虎凳 [ lǎo dèng ]: tiger bench (torture method in which the victim sits with legs extended horizontally along a bench, upper legs held down with straps while bricks are inserted under the feet, forcing the knee joint to bend in reverse)
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