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
A swing keel is usually long, thin, and heavy.
The streets were narrower and noisier back then than they are now.
The roads there are quite narrow and not easy to navigate.
Young people often have narrow horizons and need to continually broaden their vision.