Meaning of 吾

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English Definition: I; my (old)
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] five; surname
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
吾人 [ rén ]: (literary) we; us
吾生也有涯,而知也无涯 [ shēng yǒu , ér zhī ]: Life is short, learning is limitless; Ars longa, vita brevis
支支吾吾 [ zhī zhī ]: to hem and haw; to stall; to stammer; to mumble; to falter
老吾老,以及人之老,幼吾幼,以及人之幼 [ lǎo lǎo , rén zhī lǎo , yòu yòu , rén zhī yòu ]: to honor old people as we do our own aged parents, and care for other's children as one's own
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