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Meaning of 筲

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(Trad.: 䈰, 筲)
Pinyin: shāo
English Definition: pot-scrubbing brush made of bamboo strips; basket (container) for chopsticks; variant of ; basket; bucket
Chinese Definition:
①一种盛饭用的竹筐:筲箕。斗(dǒu)筲(喻才短量浅)。
②水桶:水筲。一筲水。

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ xiào ] to resemble, to look like; to be like
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Example Words:
斗筲 [ dǒu shāo ]: an ancient bamboo container; narrow-mindedness
斗筲之人 [ dǒu shāo zhī rén ]: a small-minded person; a bean-counter
斗筲之器 [ dǒu shāo zhī ]: person narrow-minded and shortsighted
斗筲之材 [ dǒu shāo zhī cái ]: person of limited capacity
水筲 [ shuǐ shāo ]: well bucket; pail made of bamboo strips
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