Meaning of 乖

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Pinyin: guāi
English Definition: (of a child) obedient, well-behaved; clever; shrewd; alert; perverse; contrary to reason; irregular; abnormal
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical: 丿
Character Formation:
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    • [ qiān ] thousand; many, numerous; very
    • [ běi ] north; northern; northward
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Example Words
乖巧 guāi qiǎo clever (child); smart; lovable; cute
乖戾 guāi perverse (behavior); disagreeable (character)
乖觉 guāi jué perceptive; alert; clever; shrewd
学乖 xué guāi to learn from experience (coll.)
乖张 guāi zhāng recalcitrant; unreasonable; peevish
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Example Sentences
This cat is well-behaved and never causes trouble.
My mom always says I am a good girl.