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Meaning of 蜻

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Pinyin: qīng
English Definition: see 蜻蜓
Chinese Definition:
①(蜻蜓)昆虫,捕食小飞虫,是益虫。幼虫称“水虿”,生活在水中(有的地区称“蚂螂”),如“蜻蜻点水”(喻做事肤浅不深入)。
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ qīng ] nature's color; blue, green, black; young
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Example Words
蜻蜓 qīng tíng dragonfly
蜻蜓点水 qīng tíng diǎn shuǐ lit. the dragonfly touches the water lightly; superficial contact (idiom)
草蜻蛉 cǎo qīng líng green lacewing
剑走蜻蛉 jiàn zǒu qīng líng the sword moves like a dragon-fly (modern idiom); fig. unexpected winning move; unconventional gambit
蜻蜓掠水 qīng tíng lüè shuǐ The dragonflies skimmed over the water. (idiom)
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