Meaning of 刘

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(Trad.: 劉)
Pinyin: liú
English Definition: surname Liu
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
刘伯温 liú wēn Liu Bowen (1311-1375), general under the first Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang 朱元璋 , with a reputation as a military genius; also called Liu Ji 刘基
刘备 liú bèi Liu Bei (161-223), warlord at the end of the Han dynasty and founder of the Han kingdom of Shu 蜀汉 (c. 200-263), later the Shu Han dynasty
刘光第 liú guāng Liu Guangdi (1859-1898), one of the Six Gentlemen Martyrs 戊戌六君子 of the unsuccessful reform movement of 1898
刘公岛 liú gōng dǎo Liugong island in the Yellow sea
刘向 liú xiàng Liu Xiang (77-6 BC), Han Dynasty scholar and author
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Example Sentences
"I know an expert on Taoism," our guide Liu said between slurps of Coke.
I made the right decision at the right time to come back to China," Liu told Reuters by phone from his new home in Shenzhen.
That night, Liu failed to come home, something that had never happened before.
People like Liu are trying to change the situation.
"This kind of service has just emerged in China in the past five years," said Liu, whose company works with corporate employees."We think through training you can raise your ability to be happy.