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Pronunciation : mào
Meaning :
  1. to emit; to give off; to send out (or up, forth). (v)
  2. to act under false pretences. (v)
  3. to risk; brave. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 9
Traditional :
Usage : 7.9%
Common Words / Phrases:
mào xiǎn
: to take risks; to take chances; foray; adventure
mào chōng
: to feign; to pretend to be; to pass oneself off as
gǎn mào
: to catch cold; (common) cold
jiǎ mào
: to impersonate; to pose as (someone else)
mào yān
: to discharge smoke; to fume with rage
mào pái
: bogus; counterfeit
1. It was on pain of death that he revealed the truth.
mào zhe wēi xiǎn jiē le zhēn xiàng
: he
: risk
: added to a verb or adjective to indicate a continued action or state
危险 : danger
揭露 : expose
: particle indicating that something has happened
真相 : truth
2. The kettle is giving off steam.
shuǐ zhèng mào zhe
水壶 : kettle
: in the process of
: give off
: added to a verb or adjective to indicate a continued action or state
: steam
3. Colds are highly infectious
gǎn mào hěn róng chuán rǎn
感冒 : colds
: very
容易 : easy
传染 : infect
4. He passed himself off as a journalist.
mào chōng zhě
: he
冒充 : to feign; to pretend to be
记者 : journalist
5. Don’t take risks lightly.
yào qīng mào xiǎn
不要 : don’t
轻易 : lightly
: (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do sth
冒险 : risk
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