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Meaning of 喻

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Pinyin:
English Definition: surname Yu; to describe sth as; an analogy; a simile; a metaphor; an allegory
Chinese Definition:
①用本义。告知,把情况通知某人。同“谕”。
②晓喻;开导。[合]喻勉(开导勉励);喻教(开导教育)。
③知晓;明白。[合]家喻户晓;喻旨(知晓旨意);喻愿(对某事明白并乐于为之);喻以利害;劝喻;不可以理喻。
④比喻。[合]喻名(比称;形容);喻为“生物树”。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] to consent, to approve; surname
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Example Words:
比喻 [ ]: to compare; to liken to; metaphor; analogy; figure of speech; figuratively
不言而喻 [ yán ér ]: it goes without saying; it is self-evident
家喻户晓 [ jiā xiǎo ]: understood by everyone (idiom); well known; a household name
不可理喻 [ ]: to be impervious to reason (idiom); unreasonable
不可言喻 [ yán ]: inexpressible (idiom)
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