Meaning of 贻

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(Trad.: 貽)
English Definition: to present; to bequeath
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (money) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ bèi ] sea shell; money, currency
    • [ tái ] platform; unit; term of address
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Example Words
贻误 to affect adversely; to delay or hinder; to waste (an opportunity); to mislead
贻害 hài to have bad consequences
贻害无穷 hài qióng to have disastrous consequences
贻笑大方 xiào fāng to make a fool of oneself; to make oneself a laughing stock
贻贝 bèi mussel
More: 贻* | *贻 | *贻*
Example Sentences
One moment's false security can bring a century of calamities.
He that gathereth in summer [is] a wise son: [but] he that sleepeth in harvest [is] a son that causeth shame.
He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
By the year 2042, the entire system would be exhausted and bankrupt.