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Pronunciation :
Meaning :
  1. cruel. (adj)
  2. extremely. (adv)
Radical :
Strokes : 14
Traditional :
Usage : 3.4%
Common Words / Phrases:
kù ài
: be very fond of; be keen on
cán kù
: atrocious; cruel; brutal
lěng kù
: callous; grim; cold-blooded
1. He is a cool guy.
shì hěn de jiā huo
: he
: is
: measure word
: very
: cool
: particle used after an attribute; to
家伙 : guy
2. Isn’t that a bit harsh?
shì tài cán le ma
: that
不是 : is not
: too
残酷 : harsh; cruel
: particle indicating that something has happened
: question tag
3. He was brutally murdered by the enemy.
bèi rén cán de shā hài le
: he
: (particle) used to form a set phrase with a passive meaning
敌人 : enemy
残酷 : cruel
: (particle) used after adverbial
杀害 : kill; murder
: particle indicating that something has happened
4. This country was steeped in cruel wars.
zhè guó jiā shēn xiàn cán de zhàn zhēng zhōng
: this
国家 : country
深陷 : be absorbed in something, deeply.
: at; in
残酷 : cruel
: particle used after an attribute; to
战争 : war
: in; inside
5. What a beautiful lukewarm sentiment!
bìng xiàng rén jiā shuō de yàng lĕng qíng
: you
: really
不像 : not like
人家 : other people
: say
: (particle) used to form a noun phrase or nominal expression
那样 : that
冷酷无情 : ruthless
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