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Meaning of 虹

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Pinyin: hóng
English Definition: rainbow
Chinese Definition:
①雨后天空中出现的彩色圆弧,有红、橙、黄、绿、蓝、靛、紫七种颜色。是大气中的小水珠经日光照射发生折射和反射作用而形成的,出现在和太阳相对着的方向。
②指桥(因形似虹):虹桥(中国古代的一种木拱桥。外形如长虹贯空。亦称“飞桥”)。断虹。长虹卧波。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
彩虹 [ cǎi hóng ]: rainbow; Classifiers:
彩虹蜂虎 [ cǎi hóng fēng ]: (bird species of China) rainbow bee-eater (Merops ornatus)
彩虹鹦鹉 [ cǎi hóng yīng ]: (bird species of China) rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)
棕尾虹雉 [ zōng wěi hóng zhì ]: (bird species of China) Himalayan monal (Lophophorus impejanus)
气贯长虹 [ guàn cháng hóng ]: spirit reaches to the rainbow; full of noble aspiration and daring
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