Meaning of 蝴

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English Definition: butterfly
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ ] recklessly, foolishly; wildly
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Example Words
蝴蝶 dié butterfly; Classifiers:
蝴蝶结 dié jié bow; bowknot
蝴蝶花 dié huā iris; Iris tectorum
鸳鸯蝴蝶派 yuān yang dié pài Mandarin ducks and butterfly (i.e. love birds) literary school around 1900, criticized as populist and romantic by socialist realists
蝴蝶效应 dié xiào yìng butterfly effect (dynamical systems theory)
More: 蝴* | *蝴 | *蝴*
Example Sentences
I bought him packet of sugar.
The caterpillar will transform into a butterfly.
In previous springs, there were groups of butterflies here.
The martial arts master only saw his palms dance like agile butterflies.