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:

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:
吹捧 [ chuī pěng ]: to flatter; to laud sb's accomplishments; adulation
吹牛 [ chuī niú ]: to talk big; to shoot off one's mouth; to chat (dialect)
鼓吹 [ chuī ]: to agitate for; to enthusiastically promote
不费吹灰之力 [ fèi chuī huī zhī ]: as easy as blowing off dust; effortless; with ease
什么风把你吹来的 [ shén me fēng chuī lái de ]: What brings you here? (idiom)
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