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Meaning of 留

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Pinyin: liú
English Definition: to leave (a message etc); to retain; to stay; to remain; to keep; to preserve
Chinese Definition:
①停止在某一个地方:停留。留学。留任。留级。留步。留守。留驻。
②注意力放在上面:留心。留神。留意。
③不忍舍弃,不忍离去:留连。留恋。
④不使离开:留客。留宿。挽留。拘留。
⑤接受:收留。
⑥保存:保留。留存。留别。留念。留后路。

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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
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Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ mǎo ] 4th terrestrial branch; period from 5-7 a.m.
    • [ tián ] field, farm, arable land; cultivated
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Example Words:
留学 [ liú xué ]: to study abroad
保留 [ bǎo liú ]: to retain; to continue to have; to preserve; to maintain; to reserve; reservations; to hold back (approval or acceptance)
遗留 [ liú ]: to leave behind; to hand down
残留 [ cán liú ]: to remain; left over; surplus; remnant
拘留 [ liú ]: to detain (a prisoner); to keep sb in custody
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