Meaning of 弄

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Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Two hands 廾 playing with a piece of jade 玉; 廾 also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • jade, gem, precious stone
    • two hands
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  • Pinyin: lòng

    English Definition: lane; alley
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    巷弄 [ xiàng lòng ]: alley; lane
    弄堂 [ lòng táng ]: (dialect) alley; lane
    里弄 [ lòng ]: lanes and alleys; neighborhood; lane neighborhoods in parts of Shanghai, with modified Chinese courtyard houses, occupied by single families in the 1930s, now crowded with multiple families
  • Pinyin: nòng

    English Definition: to do; to manage; to handle; to play with; to fool with; to mess with; to fix; to toy with
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    玩弄 [ wán nòng ]: to play with; to toy with; to dally with; to engage in; to resort to
    弄清 [ nòng qīng ]: to clarify; to fully understand
    弄到 [ nòng dào ]: to get hold of; to obtain; to secure; to come by
    摆弄 [ bǎi nòng ]: to move back and forth; to fiddle with
    丢眉弄色 [ diū méi nòng ]: to wink at sb
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