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Meaning of 祸

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(Trad.: 禍)
Pinyin: huò
English Definition: disaster; misfortune; calamity
Chinese Definition:
①灾殃,苦难:祸殃。祸害。祸患。祸根。祸端。祸首。祸事。战祸。惹祸。祸从口出。祸起萧墙(“萧墙”是照壁,意思是祸事发生在家里,喻内部发生祸乱)。
②危害,使受灾殃:祸国殃民。

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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (spirit) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shì ] spirit
    • [ guō ] to chat, to gossip, to jaw, to talk; mouth
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Example Words:
惹祸 [ huò ]: to stir up trouble; to invite disaster
人祸 [ rén huò ]: human disaster
兵连祸结 [ bīng lián huò jié ]: ravaged by successive wars; war-torn; war-ridden
包藏祸心 [ bāo cáng huò xīn ]: to harbor evil intentions (idiom); concealing malice
因祸得福 [ yīn huò ]: to profit from a disaster (idiom); some good comes out of a setback; It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good.
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