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Meaning of 聊

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Pinyin: liáo
English Definition: to chat; to depend upon (literary); temporarily; just; slightly
Chinese Definition:
①姑且,勉强,凑凑和和:聊且(姑且)。聊以自娱。聊复尔尔(姑且如此)。聊备一格。
②依赖,寄托:无聊。百无聊赖。
③略微:聊表寸心。
④闲谈:聊天。闲聊。
⑤耳鸣:聊啾。
⑥姓氏。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (ear) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ěr ] ear; to hear, to hear of; handle
    • [ mǎo ] 4th terrestrial branch; period from 5-7 a.m.
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Example Words
无聊 liáo bored; boring; senseless
聊天 liáo tiān to chat; to gossip
闲聊 xián liáo to chat; idle gossip
百无聊赖 bǎi liáo lài bored to death (idiom); bored stiff; overcome with boredom
民不聊生 mín liáo shēng The people have no way to make a living (idiom, from Record of the Grand Historian 史记 ); no way of getting by
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