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

Matchmakers

Traditionally marriages were arranged between the parents of the bride and groom; the couple had no choice in the matter. Most families would seek the help of a matchmaker to suggest a suitable match often from the neighboring village. The matchmaker would use astrology to determine compatibility
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

Dōng shī xiaò pín [dong shi xiao pin]
Dong Shi imitate knit eyebrows
The story is of Dong Shi, an ugly person imitating the posture of famous beautiful woman Xi Shi by knitting his eyebrows
Ludicrous self-conceit
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