Meaning of 歉

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Pinyin: qiàn
English Definition: to apologize; to regret; deficient
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (lack) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jiān ] both, and; at the same time; to unite, to combine
    • [ qiàn ] to lack, to owe; to breathe, to yawn
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Example Words
道歉 dào qiàn to apologize
抱歉 bào qiàn to be sorry; to feel apologetic; sorry!
歉意 qiàn apology; regret
歉疚 qiàn jiù remorseful; guilt-ridden
致歉 zhì qiàn to apologize; to express regret
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