Meaning of 窄

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Pinyin: zhǎi
English Definition: narrow; narrow-minded; badly off
Chinese Definition:
Antonyms: 广
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (cave) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xué ] cave, den, hole
    • [ zhà ] first time, for the first time, suddenly
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Example Words
狭窄 xiá zhǎi narrow
宽窄 kuān zhǎi width; breadth
窄狭 zhǎi xiá see 狭窄
冤家路窄 yuān jiā zhǎi lit. enemies on a narrow road (idiom); fig. an inevitable clash between opposing factions
窄巷 zhǎi xiàng narrow alley; narrow street
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Example Sentences
Do you know why the river narrows here?
It involves shaving all of your head, but leaving a narrow strip in the centre.
They were able to narrow it down to three: can i get this item cheaper; I want to bid/rebid at last minute; I want to check status on the go.
Reportedly, becoming only exit is to be a vehicle out, not to abuse the car caught Cypriots remain Fenger;
After reading newspaper, I strung them together with a strip of sticky tape. Then I decided to go back to my studio.