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青蛙
qīng wā

青蛙
frog




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青蛙qīngwā
     1. n. frog
Components
qīng
     1. blue-green; blue (of sky, stone etc.); green (of grass, plants, mountain etc.)
     2. blue-green-coloured items
     3. black (of hair, cloth, silk thread etc.)
     4. luxuriant; lush; exuberant
     5. young; adolescent
     6. east
     7. spring
     8. green grass
     9. ripening crops
     10. Short for 青海 (Qinghai Province)
     11. usage. The meaning for “blue” and “black” is more commonly used in Classical Chinese, while in modern Chinese, the meaning for “green” is more common. For example,blue comes from indigo; someone performing b
     12. usage. In Cantonese the use of 青 to mean “black” is still used in circumstances where to usehak1 ji1 used to describe clothing would be a near-homophone of both beggar and a beggar's garment.
     1. frog
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