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Meaning of 袖

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Pinyin: xiù
English Definition: sleeve; to tuck inside one's sleeve
Chinese Definition:
①衣服套在胳膊上的部分:袖子。套袖。袖标。
②藏在袖子里:袖藏。袖手旁观。袖刃(袖藏利刃)。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (clothes) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
领袖 lǐng xiù leader; Classifiers:
衣袖 xiù the sleeve of a garment
袖口 xiù kǒu cuff
袖手旁观 xiù shǒu páng guān to watch with folded arms (idiom); to look on without lifting a finger
两袖清风 liǎng xiù qīng fēng lit. both sleeves flowing in the breeze (idiom); having clean hands; uncorrupted; unsoiled by corrupt practices
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