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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:
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
留下 liú xià to leave behind; to stay behind; to remain; to keep; not to let (sb) go
保留 bǎo liú to keep; to retain; to have reservations (about sth); to hold back (from saying sth); to put aside for later
留学 liú xué to study abroad
留学生 liú xué shēng student studying abroad; (foreign) exchange student; Classifiers:
停留 tíng liú to stay somewhere temporarily; to stop over
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