Meaning of 睡

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Pinyin: shuì
English Definition: to sleep; to lie down
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (eye) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
    • [ chuí ] to hang, to dangle; to hand down, to bequeath; almost, near
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Example Words
睡觉 shuì jiào to go to bed; to sleep
睡眠 shuì mián sleep; to sleep; (computing) to enter sleep mode
入睡 shuì to fall asleep
沉睡 chén shuì to be fast asleep; (fig.) to lie dormant; to lie undiscovered
瞌睡 shuì drowsy; to doze; to nap
More: 睡* | *睡 | *睡*
Example Sentences
I want to sleep.
Mom, I want to go to sleep.
The cat is sleeping on the bed.
The child needs to go to bed early.
The child is going to sleep.