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Kanji Details for 欲

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Stroke Count
11 Strokes
欠 + 7 Strokes
English Meaning
  1. longing, covetousness, greed, passion, desire, craving
Kun'yomi: ほ.しい、ほっ.する。(Jouyou Reading)
On'yomi: ヨク。(Go-on, Kan-on Readings)

Japanese Meaning for 欲

Dictionary Entry for 欲

noun, noun, used as a suffix
  1. greed; craving; desire; appetite; hunger; avarice; wants

Stroke Order Diagrams for 欲

Construction of Character for 欲

Radicals and parts present in 欲
Radical lack, gap, fail, yawning radical (no. 76) Kanji Details »
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Origin and construction of 欲
  1. 会意形声。「」(体をかがめる)+音符「」。「谷」は「八」(水の流れる形)+「口」(あな)で、空いた穴に水が流れ込む様。何かが足らず、体をかがめること。

Kanji related to 欲

  • 姿

Meanings in Other Languages for 欲

  1. désirer, convoitise, avidité, passion, besoin
  1. ambicionar, cobiça, ambição, paixão, desejo, almejar
  1. anhelo, ansia, deseo, querer, desear

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