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Meaning of 右

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Pinyin: yòu
English Definition: right (-hand); the Right (politics); west (old)
Chinese Definition:
①面向南时,西的一边,与“左”相对:右手。右边。
②地理上指西方:山右。江右。
③指政治思想上保守或反动的:右倾。右派。右翼。
④古代称等级高的:右族。右职。无出其右(没有高过它的)。
⑤崇尚,重视:“窃以右文兴化,乃致治之所先”。
⑥古同“侑”,劝酒,劝食。
⑦古同“佑”,帮助,偏袒。

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
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Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
左右为难 [ zuǒ yòu wéi nán ]: in a predicament; in a dilemma (idiom)
左右两难 [ zuǒ yòu liǎng nán ]: dilemma; quandary; Scylla and Charybdis; between the devil and the deep blue sea (idiom)
座右铭 [ zuò yòu míng ]: motto; maxim
左右 [ zuǒ yòu ]: left and right; nearby; approximately; attendant; to control; to influence
右边 [ yòu bian ]: right side; right, to the right
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