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Meaning of 沖

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(Simplified: 冲)
Pinyin: chōng
English Definition: (of water) to dash against; to mix with water; to infuse; to rinse; to flush; to develop (a film); to rise in the air; to clash; to collide with
Chinese Definition:
①用水或酒澆注,水撞擊:沖茶。沖劑。沖洗。衝蕩。
②向上鑽,直上:衝騰。衝入雲霄。
③破解不祥:沖喜。
④空虛,謙虛:“大盈若衝,其用不窮”。衝挹。謙沖。
⑤幼小:沖昧。沖弱。沖齡。
⑥方言,山區的平地:韶山沖。
⑦通行的大路,重要的地方:要衝。首當其衝。
⑧不顧一切,一直向前:衝鋒。橫衝直撞。
⑨猛烈地撞擊:衝力。衝突。
⑩收支賬目互相抵銷:衝賬。
⑾情感強烈:衝動。興(xìng)沖沖。
⑿太陽系中,除水星和金星外,其餘的某一個行星進行到與地球、太陽成一條直線而地球正處在這個行星與太陽之間的位置時稱“衝”。
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ zhōng ] central; center, middle; amidst; to hit (target), to attain; China; Chinese
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Example Words
衝突 chōng conflict; to conflict; clash of opposing forces; collision (of interests); contention
衝擊 chōng to attack; to batter; (of waves) to pound against; shock; impact
衝動 chōng dòng to have an urge; to be impetuous; impulse; urge
衝鋒 chōng fēng to charge; to assault; assault
沖天 chōng tiān to soar; to rocket
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Example Sentences
1
He speaks bluntly.
2
That remark was aimed at him.
3
You smile at me; I see love in your eyes.
4
He dashed into the burning house and rescued two children.
5
I was so embarrassed that I rushed to the ladies?room without even thanking him for catching me.