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Meaning of 撇

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  • Pinyin: piē

    English Definition: to cast away; to fling aside
    Chinese Definition:
    ①丢开,抛弃:撇开。撇弃。
    ②由液体表面舀取:熬粥时把沫儿撇掉。

    Example Words:
    撇开 [ piē kāi ]: to disregard; to leave aside
    撇下 [ piē xia ]: to cast away
    撇去 [ piē ]: skim
    撇掉 [ piē diào ]: to skim froth or foam from the surface of a liquid
    撇开不谈 [ piē kāi tán ]: to ignore an issue (idiom)
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  • Pinyin: piě

    English Definition: to throw; to cast; left-slanting downward brush stroke (calligraphy)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①平着向前扔:撇手榴弹。
    ②汉字笔形之一,由上向左而斜下。
    ③像汉字的撇形的:撇嘴。两撇黑眉。

    Example Words:
    八字没一撇 [ méi piě ]: lit. there is not even the first stroke of the character (idiom); fig. things have not even begun to take shape; no sign of success yet
    八字还没一撇 [ hái méi piě ]: lit. there is not even the first stroke of the character (idiom); fig. things have not even begun to take shape; no sign of success yet
    八字还没一撇儿 [ hái méi piě r ]: lit. there is not even the first stroke of the character (idiom); fig. things have not even begun to take shape; no sign of success yet
    左撇子 [ zuǒ piě zi ]: left-handed
    撇嘴 [ piě zuǐ ]: to curl one's lip; to twitch one's mouth
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