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Meaning of 虫

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(Trad.: 蟲)
Pinyin: chóng
English Definition: lower form of animal life, including insects, insect larvae, worms and similar creatures; Classifiers: ; person with a particular undesirable characteristic
Chinese Definition:
①节肢动物的一类:昆虫。益虫。雕虫小技(喻微不足道的技能)。
②动物的通称:大虫(老虎)。长虫(蛇)。介虫(有介壳的虫子)。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (A tiger mauling a bird ; also provides the pronunciation) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhōng ] central; center, middle; amidst; to hit (target), to attain; China; Chinese
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Example Words:
昆虫 [ kūn chóng ]: insect; Classifiers:
幼虫 [ yòu chóng ]: larva
害虫 [ hài chóng ]: injurious insect; pest
寄生虫 [ shēng chóng ]: parasite (biology); (fig.) freeloader
成虫 [ chéng chóng ]: imago (adult, sexually mature insect, the final stage of its development)
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