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Meaning of 杜

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Pinyin:
English Definition: surname Du; birchleaf pear (tree); to stop; to prevent; to restrict
Chinese Definition:
①落叶乔木,果实圆而小,味涩可食,俗称“杜梨”,亦称“甘棠”、“棠梨”。木材可做扁担或刻图章。
②阻塞,堵塞(sāi):杜绝。杜塞(sāi)。杜门谢客,防微杜渐。
③(杜撰)凭自己的意思没有根据地编造。
④姓:杜康(相传最早发明酿酒的人,文学作品中借指酒)。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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Example Words:
杜绝 [ jué ]: to put an end to
杜威 [ wēi ]: Du Wei (1982-), Shanghai soccer star; Dewey (name)
杜甫 [ ]: Du Fu (712-770), great Tang dynasty poet
杜鹃 [ juān ]: cuckoo (Cercococcyx spp., also written 杜鹃鸟 ); Indian azalea (Rhododendron simsii Planch, also written 杜鹃花 )
中杜鹃 [ zhōng juān ]: (bird species of China) Himalayan cuckoo (Cuculus saturatus)
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