Meaning of 永

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Pinyin: yǒng
English Definition: forever; always; perpetual
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Character Formation:
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    • [ shuǐ ] water, liquid, lotion, juice
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Example Words
永远 yǒng yuǎn forever; eternal
永久 yǒng jiǔ everlasting; perpetual; lasting; forever; permanent
永恒 yǒng héng eternal; everlasting; fig. to pass into eternity (i.e. to die)
永不 yǒng never; will never
永生 yǒng shēng to live forever; eternal life; all one's life
More: 永* | *永 | *永*
Example Sentences
This terrible event is etched for ever in my memory.
They all look the same to you (red), but Marslings are very, very finicky about shades of red in a way that you never imagined.
If you meet my forever love, please tell her, I am still wait in place.
Car drivers, in particular, are forever obsessed with the urge to go on and on: they never want to stop.
What we need to teach children from an early age, even before they get into school, is: God is my father, he loves me unconditionally, and he will never stop loving me.