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charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *丑* | 丑* | *丑
clown / 2nd earthly branch: 1-3 a.m., 12th solar month (6th January to 3rd February), year of the Ox / ancient Chinese compass point: 30°
HSK 5
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *醜* | 醜* | *醜
shameful / ugly / disgraceful
HSK 5
ugly / repulsive
HSK 6
thirty-eighth year H2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1961 or 2021 / cf 辛丑條約|辛丑条约, Protocol of Beijing of 1901 ending the 8-nation intervention after the Boxer uprising
clown
scandal
ugly
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *丑* | 丑* | *丑
surname Chou
shameful / scandalous / to be humiliated / to make a fool of sb or oneself / to make sb lose face
"The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen 安徒生
ugly duckling
scandal
to defame / to libel / to defile / to smear / to vilify
ugly person
to disfigure
second year B2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1985 or 2045
clownfish / anemonefish
twenty-sixth year F2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 2009 or 2069
family scandal / skeleton in the closet
clown role in opera / clown / buffoon
ugly talk / vulgarity / obscenity
grotesque
fiftieth year J2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1973 or 2033
1-3 am (in the system of two-hour subdivisions used in former times)
fourteenth year D2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1997 or 2057
(bird species of China) harlequin duck (Histrionicus histrionicus)
lit. family shames must not be spread abroad (idiom) / fig. don't wash your dirty linen in public
scandal
ugly people will do all kinds of weird things to get attention (idiom)
Year 2, year of the Bull or Ox (e.g. 2009)
let's talk about the unpleasant things first / let's be frank
first two of the twelve earthly branches 十二地支 / by ext., the earthly branches
Boxer Protocol of 1901 signed in Beijing, ending the Eight-power Allied Force intervention after the Boxer uprising
shameful performance / disgraceful situation
to lose face
extremely ugly / incomparably hideous
absurd drama / farce / disgraceful show
villain / evil person
grotesque / extremely ugly / hideous
ugly expression / unsightly manners
to make a fool of oneself
to slander
a son won't abandon his mother for being ugly, just as a dog won't abandon its owner for being poor (proverb)
(Internet slang) (of a man) unmarriageable (lit. short, ugly and poor) / opposite: 高富帥|高富帅
an ugly wife is a treasure at home (idiom)
insignificant wretch
lit. family shames must not be spread abroad (idiom); fig. don't wash your dirty linen in public
Don't spread abroad the shame of the family, don't believe rumors lightly. (idiom) / Don't wash your dirty linen in public, don't listen to others' gossip.
lit. the ugly daughter-in-law must sooner or later meet her parents-in-law (idiom) / fig. it's not something you can avoid forever


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