Meaning of 有

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Pinyin: yǒu
English Definition: to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (A crescent moon) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • moon; month
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Stroke order image for Chinese character 有
Example Words:
拥有 [ yōng yǒu ]: to have; to possess
固有 [ yǒu ]: intrinsic to sth; inherent; native
津津有味 [ jīn jīn yǒu wèi ]: with keen interest pleasure (idiom); with gusto; to relish; eagerly; with great interest
有条不紊 [ yǒu tiáo wěn ]: regular and thorough (idiom); methodically arranged
岂有此理 [ yǒu ]: how can this be so? (idiom); preposterous; ridiculous; absurd
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