TranslingualEdit

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Han characterEdit

(radical 164 +7, 14 strokes, cangjie input 一田竹土口 (MWHGR), four-corner 14661)

  1. strong, stimulating
  2. very

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 1283, character 14
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 39870
  • Dae Jaweon: page 1783, character 10
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 6, page 3583, character 10
  • Unihan data for U+9177

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Yale huk6)


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

ReadingsEdit


KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(hok) (hangeul , revised hok, McCune-Reischauer hok, Yale hok)


MandarinEdit

simpl. and trad.

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (ku4), Wade-Giles k'u4)

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. cruel
    殘酷 (trad.), 残酷 (simp.)
  2. to an extreme degree
    酷愛 (trad.), 酷爱 (simp.)
CompoundsEdit
  • 酷刑

Etymology 2Edit

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (slang) cool

Usage notesEdit

Whilst English "cool" may be used in a wide variety of contexts, the Chinese kù (and, by extension, 酷毙) is usually only used to describe something fashionable or extraordinary.

SynonymsEdit

See alsoEdit

  • 2007, Jiequn Li; Jieming Li, Yong'an Gao, Junying Ma, Jian Leng, C.L. Shannon, Pingchao Gu, Andrew Gluckman, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), edition Latest (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-100-8:
  • 2008, Shujuan Li, Popular Chinese Expressions (流行汉语), edition 2nd (in English/Mandarin), Beijing: Sinolingua, ISBN 978-7-80200-388-0:

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(khốc)

Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 03:51