Meaning of 涎

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Pinyin: xián
English Definition: saliva
Chinese Definition:
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
垂涎三尺 [ chuí xián sān chǐ ]: to drool (over) (idiom); to yearn for; to covet; to crave
垂涎欲滴 [ chuí xián ]: to drool with desire (idiom); to envy; to hunger for
染指垂涎 [ rǎn zhǐ chuí xián ]: lit. dirty finger, mouth watering (idiom); fig. greedy to seize sth
涎水 [ xián shuǐ ]: saliva
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