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Meaning of 住

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Pinyin: zhù
English Definition: to live; to dwell; to stay; to reside; to stop; (suffix indicating firmness, steadiness, or coming to a halt)
Chinese Definition:
①长期居留或短暂歇息:居住。住宿。住房。住户。
②停,止,歇下:住手。雨住了。
③动词的补语(a.表示稳当或牢固,如“站住”;b.表示停顿或静止,如“他愣住了”。c.与“得”或“不”连用,表示力量够得上,如“支持不住了”)。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A person who hosts ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ zhǔ ] to own; to host; master; host; lord
Example Words:
忍不住 [ rěn bu zhù ]: cannot help; unable to bear
居住 [ zhù ]: to reside; to dwell; to live in a place; resident in
住宅 [ zhù zhái ]: residence; tenement
住棚节 [ zhù péng jié ]: Sukkot or Succoth, Jewish holiday
管住嘴迈开腿 [ guǎn zhù zuǐ mài kāi tuǐ ]: lit. shut your mouth, move your legs (motto for losing weight)
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