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.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
Example Words:
刘少奇 [ liú shào ]: Liu Shaoqi (1898-1969), Chinese communist leader, a martyr of the Cultural Revolution
刘邦 [ liú bāng ]: Liu Bang (256 or 247-195 BC), bandit leader who became first Han emperor Han Gaozu 汉高祖 (reigned 202-195 BC)
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
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