嗷嗷 (ao ao): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | December 6, 2017

嗷嗷 (Chinese PinYin: [áo áo]; traditional Chinese: 嗷嗷) may mean: (1) howl with pain; (2) growl; (3) scream with pain or fright. It is a high-frequency word and can be used in spoken or written Mandarin Chinese. Some common phrases and expressions are: 嗷嗷叫唤 / 嗷嗷叫 (scream in pain), 嗷嗷直叫 (scream in pain), 嗷嗷大哭 (scream and cry), 嗷嗷待食 / 嗷嗷待哺 (waiting to be fed with cries of hunger), 众口嗷嗷 (crying for food).

Literally: 嗷 (a cry of hunger; scream with pain) + 嗷 (a cry of hunger; scream with pain)

1. How to pronounce 嗷嗷?

Chinese Pinyin: [áo áo]

Pronunciation examples: Please click to play the below audio.

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 嗷嗷

Synonyms: 嗸嗸, 哀号, 悲号, 悲叹, 悲啼, 哀鸣, 哭喊, 悲鸣, 哀嚎, 悲泣, 哭号,

Antonyms: 欢呼, 欢叫

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 嗷嗷

Fixed expression: 嗷嗷叫唤 / 嗷嗷叫 (scream in pain),

Collocation: 嗷嗷直叫 (scream in pain), 嗷嗷大哭 (scream and cry),

Idioms: 嗷嗷待食 / 嗷嗷待哺 (waiting to be fed with cries of hunger), 众口嗷嗷 (crying for food),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 嗷嗷 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 嗷嗷.

4.1 铁锤掉下来打在手指上,他痛得嗷嗷叫唤。

Translation: He bellowed in pain when the hammer came down on his finger.

4.2 父亲是奇怪的东西, 情绪好的时嗷嗷大叫,吓的半死时却哈哈大笑的。

Translation: A father is a thing that growls when it feels good and laughs loud when it is scared half to death.

4.3 救援活动过程中,你都可以听到这只小家伙嗷嗷的叫声。

Translation: You can actually hear the one-year old pooch whimpering during the entire rescue process.

4.4 你的狗为什么嗷嗷直叫,一副期待神情望着你?

Translation: Why is your dog growling and looking at you so expectantly ?

4.5 饥饿会让你的胃嗷嗷直叫。

Translation: Hunger can leave your stomach growling.

4.6 言以至此,如果生活中有一个整日嗷嗷大哭的宝宝,身边有一个唠唠叨叨的妻子,在加上严峻的生活压力,你还认为做一名拼命打拼的中国丈夫绝非难事吗?

Translation: So do you still believe it’s easy to be a working Chinese husband with a screaming baby and a nagging wife?

4.7 当雄老鼠邂逅有机会发展的对象时,他们会不由自主的发出一连串嗷嗷声与口哨,听起来特别像鸟鸣。

Translation: When a male mice comes across a potential mate, he bursts into a complex series of loud chirps and whistles that sound remarkably like bird song.

4.8 别嗷嗷大叫了, 安静点

Translation: Stop growling, be quiet.

5. Stroke Order

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