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Meaning of 吐

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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to spit; to put; to say
    Chinese Definition:
    ①使东西从口里出来:吐痰。吞吐。吐刚茹柔(吐出硬的,吃下软的;喻欺软怕硬)。
    ②放出,露出:高粱吐穗。吐故纳新。
    ③说出:吐话。一吐为快。
    ④吞纳咽。

    Example Words:
    吞吞吐吐 [ tūn tūn ]: to hum and haw (idiom); to mumble as if hiding sth; to speak and break off, then start again; to hold sth back
    一吐为快 [ wéi kuài ]: to get sth off one's chest
    不吐不快 [ kuài ]: to have to pour out what's on one's mind (idiom)
    不吐气 [ ]: unaspirated
    倾吐 [ qīng ]: to pour out (emotions); to unburden oneself (of strong feelings); to vomit comprehensively
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to vomit; to throw up
    Chinese Definition:
    ①内脏里的东西从口里涌出:呕吐。上吐下泻。
    ②把吞没的东西退出来:吐还不义之财。
    ③吞纳咽。

    Example Words:
    呕吐 [ ǒu ]: to vomit
    上吐下泻 [ shàng xià xiè ]: to vomit and have diarrhea
    催吐 [ cuī ]: emetic
    催吐剂 [ cuī ]: an emetic
    吐嘈 [ cáo ]: variant of 吐槽
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