Meaning of 忽

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English Definition: to neglect; to overlook; to ignore; suddenly
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] must not, do not; without, never
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words
忽然 rán suddenly; all of a sudden
忽视 shì to neglect; to ignore
忽而 ér suddenly; now (..., now...)
玩忽职守 wán zhí shǒu to neglect one's duty; dereliction of duty; malpractice
玩忽 wán to neglect; to trifle with; not to take seriously
More: 忽* | *忽 | *忽*
Example Sentences
All of a sudden, I saw a figure in front of me.
After they walked away for about twenty meters, they heard the scream of the crow. They looked back, only to see the crow patting its wings and flying to the sky far as if an arrow.
He was there but just now, he was one of the crew, he went and came along the deck with the rest, he had his part of breath and of sunlight, he was a living man.
Perhaps there was some connection between that wagon and that prowler.
The door swished open behind him, and one of the bots entered, a tray of beverages on its round head.