Meaning of 听

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(Trad.: 聽)
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Ideographic: Words reaching an ear
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ jīn ] a catty (about 500 grams); an axe; keen, shrewd
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  • Pinyin: tīng

    English Definition: to listen; to hear; to obey; a can (loanword from English "tin"); classifier for canned beverages
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    Example Words:
    耸人听闻 [ sǒng rén tīng wén ]: to sensationalize (idiom); deliberate exaggeration to scare people
    偷听 [ tōu tīng ]: to eavesdrop; to monitor (secretly)
    听墙根 [ tīng qiáng gēn ]: to eavesdrop; to listen in secret to sb's conversations
    听而不闻 [ tīng ér wén ]: to hear but not react (idiom); to turn a deaf ear; to ignore deliberately
    听闻 [ tīng wén ]: to listen; to hear what sb says; news one has heard
  • Pinyin: tìng

    English Definition: (literary pronunciation, still advocated in Taiwan) to rule; to sentence; to allow
  • Pinyin: yǐn

    English Definition: smile (archaic)
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