Meaning of 谎

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(Trad.: 謊)
Pinyin: huǎng
English Definition: lies; to lie
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ huāng ] wasteland, desert; uncultivated
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Example Words
谎言 huǎng yán lie
撒谎 huǎng to tell lies
说谎 shuō huǎng to lie; to tell an untruth
谎话 huǎng huà lie
谎称 huǎng chēng to claim; to pretend
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Example Sentences
How can she tell lies?
Her work shows that we are likely to lie several times a day, or in one out of every four conversations that lasts more than 10 minutes.
"I don' t know where they went." I lied.
On the bright side: people tend to tell small lies because, after all, they may eventually meet in person.
In these videos, interviewees had been told to do their best to get the job, but half were told to tell three lies in the process.