胡 - Dong Chinese dictionary

surname Hu

Phonosemantic compound. ⺼ represents the meaning and represents the sound. Simplified form of .

Components
⺼ meaning component

  Meaning component

ròu

  

meat

⺼ is a component form of .

古 sound component

  Sound component

  

old

Evolution

胡 Bronze script Late Warring States (~250 BC)

Bronze script

Late Warring States (~250 BC)
胡 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
胡 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

surname Hu

 

non-Han people, esp. from central Asia; reckless; outrageous; what?; why?; to complete a winning hand at mahjong (also written [hú])

() 

lane, alley, side street; see 衚衕|胡同[hú​tòng]

() 

beard, mustache, whiskers; beard; mustache; whiskers

Most common words with 胡
Freq.
Word
Meaning

reckless

胡锦涛

Hu Jintao (1942-), General Secretary of the CPC 2002-2012, president of the PRC 2003-2013

胡子

beard

胡说

drivel

胡萝卜

carrot

Component uses

Meaning component in 1 character

Sound component in 13 characters