Meaning of 吞

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Pinyin: tūn
English Definition: to swallow; to take
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • sky, heaven; god, celestial
    • mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
吞咽 [ tūn yàn ]: to swallow; to gulp
吞噬 [ tūn shì ]: to swallow; to engulf; to gobble up
吞食 [ tūn shí ]: to devour
慢吞吞 [ màn tūn tūn ]: very slow; exasperatingly slow
吞并 [ tūn bìng ]: to annex
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