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: , ; (fig.) person with a particular undesirable characteristic
Chinese Definition:
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:
害虫 hài chóng injurious insect; pest
病虫害 bìng chóng hài plant diseases and insect pests
幼虫 yòu chóng larva
血吸虫 xuè chóng schistosoma
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Example Sentences
Pine needles have antiseptic and insecticidal properties.
The caterpillar will transform into a butterfly.
There are many small insects here, and they look very strange.
There are bugs everywhere in the room now, and I hate it.
Kittens like to chase birds or insects smaller than themselves.