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Meaning of 让

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(Trad.: 讓)
Pinyin: ràng
English Definition: to yield; to permit; to let sb do sth; to have sb do sth; to make sb (feel sad etc); by (indicates the agent in a passive clause, like )
Chinese Definition:
①不争,尽(j媙)着旁人:让步。让位。谦让。
②请:让茶。
③许,使:不让他来。
④任凭:让他闹去。
⑤被:让雨淋了。
⑥索取一定代价,把东西给人:出让。转(zhu僴)让。
⑦闪避:让开。当仁不让。
⑧责备,谴责:“二世使人让章邯”。
⑨古同“攘”,侵夺。

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ shàng ] above, on top, superior; to go up; to attend; previous
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Example Words:
让步 [ ràng ]: to concede; to give in; to yield; a concession; (linguistics) concessive
转让 [ zhuǎn ràng ]: transfer (technology, goods etc); conveyancing (property)
不让须眉 [ ràng méi ]: (idiom) to compare favorably with men in terms of ability, bravery etc; to be a match for men; lit. not conceding to men (beard and eyebrows)
不遑多让 [ huáng duō ràng ]: lit. to have no time for civilities (idiom); fig. not to be outdone; not to yield to one's opponents
互不相让 [ xiāng ràng ]: neither giving way to the other
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