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Meaning of 淅

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Pinyin:
English Definition: (onom.) sound of rain, sleet etc
Chinese Definition:
①(淅淅)象声词,形容轻微的风雨声,如“秋风淅淅吹我衣”。
②(淅沥)象声词,形容雨雪声,落叶声,风声,如“霰淅淅而先集,雪纷糅而遂多”。叠用作“淅淅沥沥”,如“淅淅淅淅下起雨来”。
③淘米:“百姓开门而待之淅,淅米而储之,唯恐其不来也”。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shuǐ ] water
    • [ ] to split wood; to divide, to break apart
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Example Words
淅沥 (onom.) patter of rain
淅川 chuān Xichuan county in Nanyang 南阳 , Henan
淅川县 chuān xiàn Xichuan county in Nanyang 南阳 , Henan
淅淅秋风 qiū fēng soughing of the autumn breeze (idiom)
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