外公

外公 wàigōng

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外公 wàigōng Meaning

Learn the Pinyin Pronunciation and 2 English Translations of the word 外公 wàigōng .

Pīnyīn Pronunciation
wàigōng | wai4 gong1
English translation
(coll.) mother's father
maternal grandfather

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Traditional form

外公 wàigōng

Part of speech

Noun / 名词 míng cí Míngcí
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Etymology of 外公 wàigōng

Familiarize yourself with the origin and historical aspects of the Chinese word 外公 wàigōng .

wài

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. bo represents the meaning and yuè represents the sound. bo here is used iconically as an arrow pointing to the outside.

Positional decomposition

夕卜

Number of Strokes

5
gōng

Type

ideographic

Explanation

Originally a pictograph of a vessel for holding liquid. The original meaning is now written as wèng , with the (pottery) component added at the bottom. The current meaning "public" is a phonetic loan.

Positional decomposition

八厶

Number of Strokes

4

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Example sentences using 外公 wàigōng

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de 祖父 zǔfù 外公 wàigōng 热衷于演说 yǎn shuō

Both his grandfathers were fired with an enthusiasm for public speaking.

外公 wàigōng Decomposition

See the 4 Chinese characters that make up 外公 wàigōng and their own compounds.

外公 wàigōng Compounds

See all 47 Chinese words that contain the characters that make up the word 外公 wàigōng in their composition.

  • wài
  • gōng
    • Sōng
    • wēng
      • wēng , wěng , wěng , wěng , wěng , wěng , wěng , wēng , , wēng , , , , ,
    • gǔn
    • sòng , sòng , wèng , gōng , sōng , zhōng , zhōng , qiān , , , , , , , , , sòng , sòng
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