Meaning of 酷

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English Definition: ruthless; strong (e.g. of wine); (loanword) cool; hip
Chinese Definition:

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
酷暑 shǔ intense heat; extremely hot weather
严酷 yán bitter; harsh; grim; ruthless; severe; cut-throat (competition)
酷爱 ài to be keen on; to have a passion for
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