Meaning of 寡

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Pinyin: guǎ
English Definition: few; scant; widowed
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • Above to below
      • [ ] page, sheet, leaf
      • [ dāo ] knife; old coin; measure
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Example Words:
寡妇 [ guǎ fu ]: widow
多寡 [ duō guǎ ]: number; amount
不患寡而患不均 [ huàn guǎ ér huàn jūn ]: do not worry about scarcity, but rather about uneven distribution (idiom, from Analects)
优柔寡断 [ yōu róu guǎ duàn ]: indecisive; irresolute
刻薄寡恩 [ guǎ ēn ]: harsh and merciless (idiom)
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