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 )
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 ]: to transfer (ownership, rights etc)
寸步不让 [ cùn ràng ]: (idiom) not to yield an inch
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
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