Chinese Symbols and Meanings O

This page includes both Traditional and Simplified Chinese symbols whose English meanings begin with the letter O.

The symbols are sorted alphabetically by English meaning.

All entries on this page are grouped by second letter i.e. OA, OB, OC etc.

To Return to Submenu click on the top link in each entry (The English definition above the Chinese Symbol).
Click on the symbol to see the Cangjie Input for that symbol.
Click on the link below the symbol to see its Mandarin pronounciation in pinyin (and also in Zhuyin and Gwoyeuh Romatzyh.
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Oa

Oak, chestnut, rubber tree, rubber
Oak, clearcut trees
Oar, row
Oar, paddle
Oar, row, paddle

Ob

Obese, fat, plump, corpulent, (pan2), comfortable
Obliterate, destroy, eleminate, submerge, perish
Obscure, mysterious, profound
Obscure, dim, ambiguous, vague, clandestine
Obscure, submerged, bury, sink
Observe, look, watch, behold, monastery, (guan4), taoist temple, shrine
Observe, divine, (zhan4), occupy
Observe, gaze, look at, see
Obstruct, block, separate, prevent
Obstructed, repressed, defeat

Oc

Occupation, career, business, trade, real estate
Occupy, take possesion of
Ocean, foreign, western, west

Od

Odd, remainder

Of

Offer, present, recommend, sacrum (anatomy)
Offer A Sacrifice, offer flesh as a sacrifice
Offering, tribute, gift
Office, bureau
Office, administrative office, government office
Officer, official, military rank
Official, government official
Official, government official
Officials, honey, darling, lucky

Oh

Oh!, ah, recite

Oi

Oily, greasy, oil, fat, lard, grease, slippery, sly
Ointment, grease, fat, paste

Ok

Ok, (final particle: assertion)

Ol

Old, stale, preserved, arrange, display, exhibit, narrate, tell, state, explain
Old, worn out, faded, not new
Old Man, gentleman, older

Om

Omentum, fat covering the intestines
Ominous, sinister

On

MW, measure word for birds, enough, Only, merely, just, but, simply
Only, philosopy (ism), ideal (ism), (wei3), yes answer
Only, merely, but, (qi2), earth spirit
Only, merely
Only, merely, but, (qi2), earth god, peace, serenity, be at rest

Oo

Ooze, seep, soak through, horrify

Op

Open, start, drive, begin, hold an event, operate, run, write
Open, begin, inspire, explain
Open, spread out, unroll, scatter, disperse, peruse, throw on (clothes)
Open, open up, open out, expand
Open, spread out
Opposed To, difference of opinion
Opposite, reciprocal, mutual
Oppresive, tyannical
Oppress, destroy, savage, wreck, cruel, destroy, incomplete, expiring, ending
Oppressed, muffled, shut indoors, suffocate, cover, silente, quiet

Or

Or, maybe, perhaps, might
Orange, tangarine, mandarin
Orange, orange tree
Orange Silk, reddish yellow silk
Orchid, flower, elegant, graceful
Orderly, salary, decade
Organize, arrange, group, class, section, department, tassels, fringe, tape, ribbon
Organize, arrange, line up, row, file, series, line up, list, collect
Organize, arrange, administer, put in order
Original/source, origin, originally, begin, beginning, first, prototype, cause, reason, atom, atomic
Original, primary, first, beginning, fragment, dollar, piece, head
Oriole, green finch, brd
Oriole, bird
Ornament, jade ornament or toy
Ornamental Jade, octagonal piece of jade with a hole

Os

Osprey, fishhawk

Ot

Other, such, that, its, his, her, their
Other, another, separate

Ou

Outside, external, foreign, in addition
Outside Horses, outside horses in a three or four horse team
Outstanding, intelligent, prominent, distinguished, handsome, brave, hero (heroic), English, flower, leaf, petal
Outstanding, remarkable, masterpiece, hero
Outstanding, distinguished, pointed, gifted, clever
Outstanding, talented, good looking

Ov

Oven, stove, cook
Over Flowing, horizontall, unrestrained, sideways, horizon, East to West (or vice versa), abundant
Overflow, overflowing water, waves, ripples
Overflow, torrent, river in Shaanxi
Overlook, bird's eye view

Ow

Owl, scops owl, bird

Ox

Oy

Oyster, mussel, mother of pearl

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