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Meaning of 涎

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Pinyin: xián
English Definition: saliva
Chinese Definition:
①唾沫,口水:垂涎三尺。流涎。涎沫。
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ yán ] to defer, to delay, to postpone; to extend, to prolong; surname
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Example Words
垂涎 chuí xián to water at the mouth; to drool
涎水 xián shuǐ saliva
垂涎三尺 chuí xián sān chǐ to drool (over) (idiom); to yearn for; to covet; to crave
馋涎欲滴 chán xián lit. to drool with desire (idiom); fig. to hunger for; greedy
垂涎欲滴 chuí xián to drool with desire (idiom); to envy; to hunger for
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