Meaning of 听

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(Trad.: 聽)
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
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:
    倾听 [ qīng tīng ]: to listen attentively
    不听老人言,吃亏在眼前 [ tīng lǎo rén yán , chī kuī zài yǎn qián ]: (idiom) ignore your elders at your peril
    听到 [ tīng dào ]: to hear
    听说 [ tīng shuō ]: to hear (sth said); one hears (that); hearsay; listening and speaking
    听见 [ tīng jiàn ]: to hear
    More: 听* | *听 | *听*
  • 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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