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Meaning of 漂

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  • Pinyin: piāo

    English Definition: to float; to drift
    Chinese Definition:
    ①浮在液体上不动或顺着风向、流向而移动:漂浮。漂流。漂没。漂移。漂泊(喻职业生活不固定,东奔西走。亦作“飘泊”)。漂零。漂沦。漂游。漂萍。
    Example Words:
    漂浮 [ piāo ]: to float; to hover; to drift (also fig., to lead a wandering life); to rove; showy; superficial
    漂移 [ piāo ]: to drift
    北漂 [ běi piāo ]: migrant worker living and working in Beijing without a residence permit
    大陆漂移 [ piāo ]: continental drift
    打水漂 [ shuǐ piāo ]: to skip stones (on water); (coll.) to squander one's money on a bad investment
  • Pinyin: piǎo

    English Definition: to bleach
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用水加药品使物品退去颜色或变白:漂白。漂染。
    ②用水冲去杂质:漂洗。

    Example Words:
    漂染 [ piǎo rǎn ]: to bleach and dye
    漂洗 [ piǎo ]: to rinse (clothes)
    漂白 [ piǎo bái ]: to bleach; to whiten
    漂白剂 [ piǎo bái ]: bleach
  • Pinyin: piào

    English Definition: elegant; polished
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(漂亮)a.好看,如“长得漂漂”;b.出色,如“这件事办得漂漂”。
    ②方言,事情、账目等落空:那事没什么指望,漂了。

    Example Words:
    漂亮 [ piào liang ]: pretty; beautiful
    爱漂亮 [ ài piào liang ]: to like looking attractive (usually of girls); aestheticism
    漂漂亮亮 [ piào piào liàng liàng ]: beautiful; pretty
    漂走 [ piào zǒu ]: to float away; to drift; to be swept off
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