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Meaning of 悠

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Pinyin: yōu
English Definition: long or drawn out; remote in time or space; leisurely; to swing; pensive; worried
Chinese Definition:
①久,远,长:悠久。悠远。悠扬。
②在空中摆动:悠荡。晃悠。转悠。
③稳住,控制:悠着点劲。
④闲适,闲散:悠闲。悠然。悠忽(形容悠闲懒散)。悠缓。悠悠(a.闲适,自由自在,如“白云悠悠”;b.忧郁,如“悠悠我思”;c.长久,遥远,如“悠悠长夜”;d.众多;e.荒谬,如“悠悠之谈”)。
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ yōu ] distant, far; adverbial prefix
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words
悠久 yōu jiǔ long (tradition, history etc)
悠悠 yōu yōu lasting for ages; long drawn out; remote in time or space; unhurried; a great number (of events); preposterous; pensive
悠闲 yōu xián variant of 悠闲 ; leisurely
悠闲 yōu xián leisurely; carefree; relaxed
悠扬 yōu yáng melodious; mellifluous
More: 悠* | *悠 | *悠*
Example Sentences
1
Slow down and take one thing at a time, one day at a time.
2
Some people think football is a matter of life and death.
3
You either are best friends for life, broken hearted, or for the lucky ones; you have your soul mate. This is quite the gamble to take, so think it through before you jump the gun.
4
Finally, he opens the third door, and sees a bunch of people standing around chatting and drinking coffee, up to their knees in shit.
5
The moment she entered. That something vital and strong and somehow indestructible had come in with her, although she moved slowly, and her voice was sweet and soft.