- 状 [zhuàng]
- （形状） form; shape:
of grotesque shapes; 奇形怪状
a ferocious manner 凶恶之状- （情况） state; condition; situation; circumstances:
out of condition; 病状
present state of affairs; status quo; 现状- （陈述事件或记载事迹的文字） account; record:
a brief biographical sketch of deceased; 行状
an account of sb.'s meritorious service 功状- （指诉状） legal complaint; plaint:
register a legal complaint; 诉状
lodge a charge or complaint 告状- （褒奖、委任等文件） certificate; official document:
certificate of commendation; 奖状
certificate of appointment; commission 委任状
- （陈述或描摹） describe; narrate:
confess one's own mistakes; 自状其过
cannot be described; beyond description; indescribable 不可名状
His general state of health is fairly satisfactory.
The rioting grew worse and the government declared a state of emergency.
There are fluctuations in the state of his health.
A virtual state of war exists between the two countries.
He is reading a report of the state of the roads.
I prefer to see animals living in their natural state.