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,
4. How to use 阿斗 in a sentence?
Below are some example sentences containing 阿斗.
English: A Dou is the last emperor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period.
English: The state of Shu had a famous duo, Zhuge Liang who represents smartness and A Dou who represents foolishness.
English: When talking about A Dou, most people consider him as so incapable and incompetent that no amount of help can make him successful.
English: A Dou made no attempt to make progress, he played every day. Even Zhuge Liang (a famous ancient strategist) cannot help him succeed.
English: A Dou (Liu Shan), the son of Liu Bei in the Three Kingdoms period.
English: A Dou is known for his personal brand “helplessness”.
English: Who is A Dou? Was the helpless A Dou really helpless?
English: The term “helpless A Dou” originates from the historical character of “Liu Shan”.
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