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Meaning of 柳

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Pinyin: liǔ
English Definition: willow
Chinese Definition:
①落叶乔木或灌木,枝柔韧,叶狭长,春天开黄绿色花,种子上有白色毛状物,成熟后随风飞散,种类很多,有“垂柳”、“河柳”、“杞柳”等:柳条。柳絮。柳暗花明。
②星名,二十八宿之一。
③姓氏。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • 4th terrestrial branch; period from 5-7 a.m.
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Example Words:
柳青 [ liǔ qīng ]: Liu Qing (1916-1978), writer
柳树 [ liǔ shù ]: willow
杨柳 [ yáng liǔ ]: willow tree; poplar and willow; name of traditional tune
柳州 [ liǔ zhōu ]: Liuzhou prefecture-level city in Guangxi
柳条 [ liǔ tiáo ]: willow; willow branches; wicker (material for basketwork)
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