Meaning of 吸

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English Definition: to breathe; to suck in; to absorb; to inhale
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] to extend; to reach; and; in time
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Example Words
吸引 yǐn to attract (interest, investment etc); Classifiers:
吸收 shōu to absorb; to assimilate; to ingest; to recruit
呼吸 to breathe
吸引力 yǐn attractive force (such as gravitation); sex appeal; attractiveness
吸取 to absorb; to draw (a lesson, insight etc); to assimilate
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