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Meaning of 苏

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(Trad.: 甦, 蘇)
Pinyin:
English Definition: variant of ; to revive; Perilla frutescens (Chinese basil or wild red basil); place name; to revive; used as phonetic in transliteration
Chinese Definition:
①唤醒;昏迷后醒过来。[合]苏省(苏醒);苏活(苏醒;复活);苏兴(犹苏醒)。
②割草;取草。[例]行者践其首脊,苏者取而爨之而已。——《庄子·天运》。
③引申为取。[例]苏粪壤以充帏兮。——《离骚》。
④困顿后获得休息。[合]苏息;苏坐(散坐;随便坐)。
⑤拯救;解救。[合]苏困(解除困苦);苏枯(使枯萎的草木复活。比喻使困顿、灾难中的人得到拯救);苏世(犹醒世)。

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:
苏醒 [ xǐng ]: to come to; to awaken; to regain consciousness
苏醒 [ xǐng ]: to wake up; to regain consciousness
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
苏维埃 [ wéi āi ]: Soviet (council)
江苏 [ jiāng ]: Jiangsu province (Kiangsu) in southeast China, abbr. , capital Nanjing 南京
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