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Meaning of 休

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Pinyin: xiū
English Definition: to rest; to stop doing sth for a period of time; to cease; (imperative) don't
Chinese Definition:
①歇息:休整。休假。休闲。离休。
②停止:休业。
③完结(多指失败或死亡)。
④旧指丈夫把妻子赶回母家,断绝夫妻关系:休妻。
⑤不要:休想。休提。
⑥吉庆,美善,福禄:休咎(吉凶)。
⑦助词,用于语末,与“罢”、“了”等用法相当:归休。
⑧辞去官职:休官。

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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: A person leaning against a tree
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words:
休息 [ xiū xi ]: rest; to rest
退休 [ tuì xiū ]: to retire; retirement (from work)
休闲 [ xiū xián ]: leisure; relaxation; not working; idle; to enjoy leisure; to lie fallow
休养 [ xiū yǎng ]: to recuperate; to recover; to convalesce
离休 [ xiū ]: to retire; to leave work and rest (euphemism for compulsory retirement of old cadres)
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