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Meaning of 流

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Pinyin: liú
English Definition: to flow; to disseminate; to circulate or spread; to move or drift; to degenerate; to banish or send into exile; stream of water or sth resembling one; class, rate or grade
Chinese Definition:
①液体移动:流水。流汗。流血。流泪。流程。流泻。流质。流水不腐。汗流浃背。随波逐流(随着波浪起伏,跟着流水漂荡,喻没有主见,随着潮流走)。
②像水那样流动不定:流转(zhu僴)。流通。流寇。流浪。流离。流散。流失。流沙。流露。流萤。
③传播:流言。流传。流芳。流弊。流毒。流行(xíng)。
④指江河的流水:河流。江流。溪流。激流。奔流。
⑤像水流的东西:气流。暖流。电流。
⑥向坏的方面转变:流于形式。
⑦旧时的刑罚,把犯人送到荒远的地方去:流放。流配。
⑧品类,等级:流辈。流派。
⑨指不正派:二流子。
⑩淌源。

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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Example Words:
交流 [ jiāo liú ]: to exchange; exchange; communication; interaction; to have social contact (with sb)
流行 [ liú xíng ]: (of a contagious disease etc) to spread; to propagate; (of a style of clothing, song etc) popular; fashionable
流利 [ liú ]: fluent
流传 [ liú chuán ]: to spread; to circulate; to hand down
轮流 [ lún liú ]: to alternate; to take turns
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