Meaning of 友

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Pinyin: yǒu
English Definition: friend
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: Two hands joined, representing friendship; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ yòu ] and, also, again, in addition
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Example Words
友好 yǒu hǎo Youhao district of Yichun city 伊春市 , Heilongjiang
友好 yǒu hǎo friendly; amicable; close friend
友谊 yǒu companionship; fellowship; friendship
战友 zhàn yǒu comrade-in-arms; battle companion
友人 yǒu rén friend
More: 友* | *友 | *友*
Example Sentences
I have friends a tumbler, was his grandfather's death left me, are still on the shelf on my desk, things occur in childhood.
I was talking to a running friend recently about a half marathon she'd run.
For one enemy he has a hundred friends.
The international survey found that men spent longer watching television, meeting friends, playing sport or pursuing hobbies than the fairer sex.
And just as America' s unilateralism has in recent years needlessly antagonized some of its friends, so China should note that some of its recent stands have worried its neighbors.