Meaning of 拉

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English Definition: to pull; to play (a bowed instrument); to drag; to draw; to chat; (coll.) to empty one's bowels
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
北布拉班特 [ běi bān ]: Noord Brabant, Netherlands
卡珊德拉 [ shān ]: Cassandra (given name); Cassandra (character in Greek mythology)
哈马黑拉岛 [ hēi dǎo ]: Halmahera, an island of Indonesia
喀拉喀托 [ tuō ]: Krakatoa island and volcano in the Sunda Strait
呜呜祖拉 [ ]: vuvuzela (horn) (loanword)
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