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Meaning of 柔

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Pinyin: róu
English Definition: soft; flexible; supple; yielding; rho (Greek letter Ρρ)
Chinese Definition:
①植物初生而嫩:柔荑(初生嫩芽,喻女子白嫩的手)。
②软,不硬:柔软。柔韧。柔嫩。柔滑。
③软弱,与“刚”相对:柔懦。柔弱。刚柔相济。
④温和:柔顺。柔和。柔曼(柔和妩媚)。柔情。

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Wood so soft it can be cut
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
温柔 [ wēn róu ]: gentle and soft; tender
柔和 [ róu ]: gentle; soft
柔软 [ róu ruǎn ]: soft
以柔克刚 [ róu gāng ]: to use softness to conquer strength (idiom)
优柔寡断 [ yōu róu guǎ duàn ]: indecisive; irresolute
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