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Meaning of 筒

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Pinyin: tǒng
English Definition: tube; cylinder; to encase in sth cylindrical (such as hands in sleeves etc)
Chinese Definition:
①粗大的竹管。
②较粗的中空而高的器物:烟筒。邮筒。笔筒。
③衣服等的筒状部分:袖筒儿。靴筒。筒裙。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ tóng ] same, similar; together with, alike
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Example Words:
话筒 [ huà tǒng ]: microphone; (telephone) receiver; handset
筒子米糕 [ tǒng gāo ]: rice tube pudding, a single-serve column of glutinous rice topped with a sauce and garnished (Taiwanese dish, originally prepared by stuffing rice into bamboo tubes and steaming them)
手电筒 [ shǒu diàn tǒng ]: flashlight; electric hand torch
信筒 [ xìn tǒng ]: mailbox; postbox
传声筒 [ chuán shēng tǒng ]: loudhailer; megaphone; one who parrots sb; mouthpiece
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