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Meaning of 虎

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Pinyin:
English Definition: tiger; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①哺乳动物,毛黄褐色,有黑色条纹,性凶猛,力大。骨和血及内脏均可入药(通称“老虎”):虎口(a。喻危险境地;b。手上拇指和食指相交的地方)。虎穴(喻危险境地)。虎符(古代调兵的凭证,用铜铸成虎形,分两半)。虎狼(喻凶残的人)。虎头蛇尾。虎踞龙盘。龙腾虎跃。
②勇猛、威武:虎将。虎势。虎劲。虎威。虎虎。虎气。
③古同“唬”,威吓。
④古同“琥”,琥珀。

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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