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The Chinese word hu - 虎 - hŭ
(tiger in Chinese)







Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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English translations

tiger,
tigress

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 虎 ( hŭ ) correctly?"

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Chinese characters  ( hu / hŭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: tiger )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 虎 ( hu / hŭ ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese charactes, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Nali you yi zhi hu.
Nàli yŏu yī zhī hŭ.

 – English translation: Over there is a tiger.

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is composed of 8 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

animal  |  jaguar
虎 ( hu / hŭ ) belongs to the 3000 most common Chinese characters (rank 1239)
Chinese example words containing the character 虎 ( hu / hŭ )
老虎 ( lăohŭ = tiger ), 老虎钳 ( lăohŭqián = vise ), 马虎 ( măhu = careless )
More words that mean tiger in Chinese
lăohŭ ( 老虎 )

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