Meaning of 偷

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Pinyin: tōu
English Definition: to steal; to pilfer; to snatch; thief; stealthily
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ rén ] man, person; people
    • [ ] to consent, to approve; surname
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Example Words:
偷偷 [ tōu tōu ]: stealthily; secretly; covertly; furtively; on the sly
偷偷摸摸 [ tōu tōu ]: surreptitious; sneaky
偷去 [ tōu ]: to steal; to make off with; stolen
偷取 [ tōu ]: to steal; to abstract; to appropriate
偷吃 [ tōu chī ]: to eat on the sly; to pilfer food; to be unfaithful
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