Meaning of 苏

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(Trad.: 甦, 蘇)
English Definition: Perilla frutescens (Chinese basil or wild red basil); place name; to revive; used as phonetic in transliteration; variant of ; to revive
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (plant) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ cǎo ] grass, weed, plant, herb
    • [ bàn ] to set up; to manage, to run; to deal with, to handle
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Example Words
苏联 lián Soviet Union, 1922-1991; abbr. for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) 苏维埃社会主义共和国联盟
江苏 jiāng Jiangsu province (Kiangsu) in southeast China, abbr. , capital Nanjing 南京
复苏 to recover (health, economic); to resuscitate; anabiosis
复苏 variant of 复苏 ; to recover (health, economic); to resuscitate; anabiosis
苏维埃 wéi āi Soviet (council)
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