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Pronunciation : kuī
Meaning :
  1. lose. (v)
  2. lack. (v)
  3. allow … to suffer losses. (v)
  4. luckily. (adv)
Radical :
Strokes : 3
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 4.0%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
吃亏
chī kuī
: mischief; get the worse of it; come to grief; in an unfavourable situation
2.
多亏
duō kuī
: thanks to; luckily
3.
幸亏
xìng kuī
: fortunately thanks to; luckily
4.
亏本
kuī běn
: lose one’s capital; suffer a loss
5.
亏损
kuī sǔn
: loss; deficit
Sentences:
1. His inability to speak French puts him at a disadvantage
huì shuō zhè shǐ hěn chī kuī
使
: he
不会 : don’t know
: speak
法语 : French
: this
使 : make
: him
: very
吃亏 : in an unfavourable situation
2. The company was losing a million pounds a week.
gōng xīng kuī sǔn le wàn yīng bàng
1 0 0
: that
公司 : company
: one
: measure word
星期 : week
亏损 : lose
: particle indicating that something has happened
100万 : 1 million
英镑 : pound
3. How could you think up such a stupid idea?
zhè zhǒng làn zhǔ yi kuī xiǎng de chū lái
: this
: measure word
: bad; stupid
主意 : idea
: (expressed sarcastic)
: you
: think
: used after a verb or an adjective to express possibility or capability
出来 : out
4. It’s lucky you woke me up or I would have been late.
kuī jiào xǐng yào jiù chí dào le
: luckily
: you
: particle used to shift the object to before the verb
: I, me
叫醒 : to awaken; to wake sb up
要不 : else
: I
: will be
迟到 : late
: modal particle intensifying preceding clause
5. He has been forced to sell his car at a loss.
bèi kuī běn mài diào de chē
: he
被迫 : be forced
亏本 : lose one’s capital; suffer a loss
卖掉 : sold
他的 : his
汽车 : car
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