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Meaning of 吹

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Pinyin: chuī
English Definition: to blow; to play a wind instrument; to blast; to puff; to boast; to brag; to end in failure; to fall through
Chinese Definition:
①合拢嘴唇用力出气:吹打。吹灯(a.把灯火吹灭;b.喻人死亡;c.喻失败、垮台)。吹毛求疵。吹鼓手(a.办婚、丧事时吹奏鼓乐的人;b.胡乱吹捧和宣扬别人的人)。吹灰之力。
②说大话:吹牛。吹嘘。
③类似吹的动作:吹拂。风吹草动。
④(事情)失败:吹台。
⑤消息流传,鼓动宣传:鼓吹。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ qiàn ] to lack, to owe; to breathe, to yawn
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Example Words
鼓吹 chuī to agitate for; to enthusiastically promote
吹牛 chuī niú to talk big; to shoot off one's mouth; to chat (dialect)
吹拂 chuī to brush; to caress (of breeze); to praise
吹嘘 chuī to brag
吹捧 chuī pěng to flatter; to laud sb's accomplishments; adulation
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