Meaning of 鸿

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鸿 (Trad.: 鴻)
Pinyin: hóng
English Definition: eastern bean goose; great; large
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bird) conveys the meaning.
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李鸿章 [ hóng zhāng ]: Li Hung-chang or Li Hongzhang (1823-1901), Qing dynasty general, politician and diplomat
徐悲鸿 [ bēi hóng ]: Xu Beihong (1895-1953), famous European trained painter and influential art teacher
来鸿 [ lái hóng ]: incoming letter (literary)
来鸿去燕 [ lái hóng yàn ]: lit. the goose comes, the swallow goes (idiom); fig. always on the move
哀鸿遍野 [ āi hóng biàn ]: lit. plaintive whine of geese (idiom); fig. land swarming with disaster victims; starving people fill the land
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