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Meaning of 荤

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(Trad.: 葷)
Pinyin: hūn
English Definition: strong-smelling vegetable (garlic etc); non-vegetarian food (meat, fish etc); vulgar; obscene
Chinese Definition:
①肉食:荤菜。荤素。吃荤。开荤。
②佛教徒称葱蒜等有特殊气味的菜:五荤(有几种说法,大致指葱、蒜、韭、薤、芫荽等。亦称“五辛”)。
③指低级、粗俗的语言:这人说着说着就带上了荤字儿。
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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ jūn ] army, military; soldiers, troops
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Example Words
荤腥 hūn xīng meat and fish
荤菜 hūn cài non-vegetarian dish (including meat, fish, garlic, onion etc)
荤油 hūn yóu lard; animal fat
荤笑话 hūn xiào huà dirty jokes; jokes of a visceral nature
荤素 hūn meat and vegetable
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Example Sentences
1
They never ate another animal's carcass.
2
便
At first our meals consisted almost entirely of meats. As a result, constipation plagued our group.
3
If I was a vegetarian, OK, but if you're a meat eater, why draw these arbitrary lines?
4
Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
5
He was extremely muscular, an adventurer, and he would tell these bawdy stories.