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Meaning of 酷

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Pinyin:
English Definition: ruthless; strong (e.g. of wine); (loanword) cool; hip
Chinese Definition:
①残忍、暴虐到极点:酷刑。酷吏。残酷。严酷。冷酷。酷滥。酷虐。
②极,甚,程度深:酷暑。酷热。酷寒。酷爱。酷似。

Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wine) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yǒu ] wine; wine vessel; chemical
    • [ gào ] to tell, to inform, to announce; to accuse
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Example Words:
残酷 [ cán ]: cruel; cruelty
冷酷 [ lěng ]: grim; unfeeling; callous
优酷 [ yōu ]: Youku (website)
冷酷无情 [ lěng qíng ]: cold-hearted; unfeeling; callous
厌酷球孢子菌 [ yàn qiú bāo jūn ]: Coccidioides immitis
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