阿斗: meaning, pronunciation, examples, strokes

1. What does 阿斗 mean in English?

Literally: 阿 (prefix to names of people, no actual meanings) +斗 (an object shaped like a cup or dipper or a unit of dry measure for grain)

Translation: Edou, A Dou (the infant name of second and last emperor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period); a fool; an incapable person;

阿斗 typically means the second and last emperor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period, he is often characterized as incapable and simple-minded ruler. The term can be used in both formal and informal conversations to describe an incapable or helpless person. The most commonly used phrases include: 扶不起的阿斗 (One who is so incompetent that no amount of help can make him successful).

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2. How to pronounce 阿斗 ?

Chinese Pinyin: [Ādǒu]

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3. Synonyms And Antonyms of 阿斗

Synonyms: 刘禅 (Liú Shàn), 愚蠢的人,

Antonyms: None

4. How to use 阿斗 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences containing 阿斗.

4.1 阿斗是三国时期的西蜀后主.

English: A Dou is the last emperor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period.

4.2 蜀国有一对宝,诸葛亮和阿斗,诸葛亮代表聪明,阿斗代表愚蠢。

English: The state of Shu had a famous duo, Zhuge Liang who represents smartness and A Dou who represents foolishness.

4.3 现在说起阿斗,大家都说他无能,扶不起。

English: When talking about A Dou, most people consider him as so incapable and incompetent that no amount of help can make him successful.

4.4 阿斗为人不思进取,只会整天玩乐,即使有诸葛亮这样的名臣辅助和教导也无济于事,

English: A Dou made no attempt to make progress, he played every day. Even Zhuge Liang (a famous ancient strategist) cannot help him succeed.

4.5 阿斗,指的是三国时期,刘备的儿子,即刘禅,

English: A Dou (Liu Shan), the son of Liu Bei in the Three Kingdoms period.

4.6 阿斗的个人品牌就是“扶不起”,

English: A Dou is known for his personal brand “helplessness”.

4.7 阿斗是谁?扶不起的阿斗就真的扶不起吗?

English: Who is A Dou? Was the helpless A Dou really helpless?

4.8 扶不起的阿斗”都是从刘禅身上来的。

English: The term “helpless A Dou” originates from the historical character of “Liu Shan”.

5. Stroke Order

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