Meaning of 歹

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Pinyin: dǎi
English Definition: bad; wicked; evil; Kangxi radical 78
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictographic: A corpse
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • [ ] evening, night, dusk; slanted
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Example Words
歹徒 dǎi evildoer; malefactor; gangster; hoodlum
好歹 hǎo dǎi good and bad; most unfortunate occurrence; in any case; whatever
为非作歹 wéi fēi zuò dǎi to break the law and commit crimes (idiom); malefactor; evildoer; to perpetrate outrages
好说歹说 hǎo shuō dǎi shuō to try one's very best to persuade sb (idiom); to reason with sb in every way possible
歹毒 dǎi vicious; ruthless; malevolent
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Example Sentences
Was she too stubborn?Shook to jolt head.