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Meaning of 遭

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Pinyin: zāo
English Definition: to meet by chance (usually with misfortune); classifier for events: time, turn, incident
Chinese Definition:
①遇见,碰到(多指不幸或不利的事)。遭遇。遭难(nàn)。遭受。遭殃。遭灾。遭扰(婉辞,指受招待)。
②周,圈:周遭。转了一遭。
③次:一遭生,两遭熟。
④逢遇。

Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • [ chuò ] to walk; walking
    • [ cáo ] ministers, officials; a company; surname
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Example Words:
遭受 [ zāo shòu ]: to suffer; to sustain (loss, misfortune)
遭遇 [ zāo ]: to meet with; to encounter; (bitter) experience
遭殃 [ zāo yāng ]: to suffer a calamity
遭到 [ zāo dào ]: to suffer; to meet with (sth unfortunate)
免遭 [ miǎn zāo ]: to avoid suffering; to avoid meeting (a fatal accident); spared
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