Meaning of 吴

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(Trad.: 吳)
English Definition: surname Wu; area comprising southern Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang and Shanghai; name of states in Southern China at different historical periods
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ tiān ] sky, heaven; god, celestial
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东吴 dōng Eastern Wu (222-280); the southern state of Wu during the Three Kingdoms period, founded by Sun Quan 孙权
东吴大学 dōng xué Soochow University (Suzhou, PRC from 1900-1952); Soochow University (Taipei, Taiwan since 1954)
吴三桂 sān guì Wu Sangui (1612-1678), Chinese general who let the Manchus into China and helped them establish the Qing Dynasty, later leading a revolt against Qing in an effort to start his own dynasty
吴下阿蒙 xià ā méng General Lü Meng 吕蒙 of the southern state of Wu (idiom); model of self-improvement by diligent study (from unlettered soldier to top strategist of Wu)
吴中 zhōng Wuzhong district of Suzhou city 苏州市 , Jiangsu
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Example Sentences
It was none other than Professor Wu.
You can tell Miss Wu about this.She can deal with it.
"There are so many stories in this home that could have happened to any kind of family, " Ms. Wu said.
And it is a real pleasure to join you this evening in welcoming Chairman Wu here to Washington.
That's because Wu and all the vuvuzela makers in China are looking beyond the World Cup.