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Chapter-38 HSK-A
10 strokes

Explanation of characters by Herbert A. Giles

T'ang is composed of 口 k'ou mouth as radical, with 庚 kêng to change as phonetic. It originally meant big words; hence, to boast. It here stands for tbe famous Emperor, better known from his canonisation as 堯 Yao, who reigned B.C. 2357—2258 and had previously been Marquis of T'ang.

Chinese-English (CC-CEDICT)

to exaggerate/empty/in vain/old variant of 螗[tang2]/Tang dynasty (618-907)/surname Tang

Chinesisch-Deutsch (HanDeDict)

Chinois-Français (CFDICT)

Cantonese slang

Cantonese (transcription)