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:

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
遭到 zāo dào to suffer; to meet with (sth unfortunate)
遭受 zāo shòu to suffer; to sustain (loss, misfortune)
遭遇 zāo to meet with; to encounter; (bitter) experience
惨遭 cǎn zāo to suffer (defeat, death etc)
免遭 miǎn zāo to avoid suffering; to avoid meeting (a fatal accident); spared
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