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Translingual[edit]

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Han character[edit]

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

  1. strong, stimulating
  2. very

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(Yale huk6)


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(common “Jōyō” kanji)

Readings[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

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


Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Hanzi[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. cruel
    殘酷 (trad.), 残酷 (simp.)
  2. to an extreme degree
    酷愛 (trad.), 酷爱 (simp.)
Compounds[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (slang) cool

Usage notes[edit]

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.

Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

  • 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:

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(khốc)