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:
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
Slow down and take one thing at a time, one day at a time.
Some people think football is a matter of life and death.
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.
Finally, he opens the third door, and sees a bunch of people standing around chatting and drinking coffee, up to their knees in shit.
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.