chǒu shameful; ugly; disgraceful

Made up of [ one radical 1]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Original form was a bottle with an evil spirit suggesting a drunken malevolence the new form uses the character for a clown

Related characters


Using : bǐng (third in order) dé (virtue) huò (maybe) lì (beautiful) qiě (and) shì (life) yǔ (to give) zhèng (correct) bù (no; not) dàn (dawn) bǎi (hundred)

Different tone

chóu (silk)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 丑
Stroke order for character 丑, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

家丑不可外扬 jiā chǒu bù kě wài yáng Keep family problems within the family

Flying horse

In 1969 the famous sculpture of a flying horse was discovered at Wuwei in Gansu. It is in bronze and about 2,200 years old. The stance gives a clear idea of a galloping horse. It is called 'flying' because the scuptor cleverly used the figure of a swallow as the stablizing base giving the impression it must be travelling through the air.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

骨悚然
Maó gǔ sǒng rán [mao gu song ran]
hair bone fearful promise
Hair standing on end. Petrified with fright
Petrified with fright
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