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Meaning of 淘

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Pinyin: táo
English Definition: to wash; to clean out; to cleanse; to eliminate; to dredge
Chinese Definition:
①用水洗去杂质:淘米。淘金。淘汰。
②挖浚,从深处舀出泥沙、污物:淘井。淘缸。
③耗费:淘神。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
淘汰 [ táo tài ]: to wash out; elimination (by selection); natural selection; to knock out (in a competition); to die out; to phase out
淘气 [ táo ]: naughty; mischievous
淘金 [ táo jīn ]: to pan for gold; to try to make a fortune
淘汰赛 [ táo tài sài ]: a knockout competition
淘米 [ táo ]: to rinse rice
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