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(Trad.: 黃)
Pinyin: huáng
English Definition: yellow; pornographic; to fall through
Chinese Definition:
①像金子或向日葵花的颜色:黄色。黄昏。牛黄。黄澄澄。信口雌黄。
②特指中国黄河:黄灾。治黄。黄泛区。
③指“黄帝”(即“轩辕氏”,传说中原始社会部落联盟首领):黄老(黄帝和老子)。炎黄子孙。
④事情失败或计划不能实现:事情黄了。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictographic: A jade pendant
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • Above to below
      • [ yóu ] cause, reason; from
      • [ ] eight; all around, all sides
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Example Words:
黄河 [ huáng ]: Yellow River or Huang He
黄金 [ huáng jīn ]: gold; golden (opportunity); prime (time)
黄昏 [ huáng hūn ]: dusk; evening; nightfall
黄色 [ huáng ]: yellow (color); pornographic
黄土 [ huáng ]: loess (yellow sandy soil typical of north China)
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