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
偷渡 tōu illegal immigration; to stowaway (on a ship); to steal across the international border; to run a blockade
偷税 tōu shuì tax evasion
小偷 xiǎo tōu thief
偷看 tōu kàn to peep; to peek; to steal a glance
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