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Meaning of 垂

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Pinyin: chuí
English Definition: to hang (down); droop; dangle; bend down; hand down; bequeath; nearly; almost; to approach
Chinese Definition:
①东西一头挂下:垂杨柳。垂钓。垂直。垂线。垂手(a.表示容易;b.表示恭敬)。垂泪。垂髫(头发下垂,指儿童)。垂头丧气。
②敬辞,用于别人(多是长辈或上级)对自己的行动:垂爱。垂怜。垂询。
③传下去,传留后世:垂范。永垂不朽。
④接近,快要:垂危。垂老。垂成。功败垂成。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictographic: A tree with drooping branches
Character Formation:
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    • Above to below
      • [ shì ] scholar, gentleman; soldier
    • [ niàn ] twenty, twentieth
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Example Words
垂直 chuí zhí perpendicular; vertical
低垂 chuí to droop; to hang low
垂头丧气 chuí tóu sàng hanging one's head dispiritedly (idiom); dejected; crestfallen
下垂 xià chuí to droop; to sag; to hang down; sagging; drooping; prolapse (medicine)
垂危 chuí wēi close to death; life-threatening (illness)
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