Meaning of 诉

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(Trad.: 訴)
English Definition: to complain; to sue; to tell
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Words of blame ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ chì ] to scold, to upbraid; to accuse, to blame; to reproach
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Example Words
诉讼 sòng lawsuit
投诉 tóu complaint; to complain; to register a complaint (esp. as a customer)
起诉 to sue; to bring a lawsuit against; to prosecute
告诉 gào to press charges; to file a complaint
上诉 shàng to appeal (a judicial case); appeal
More: 诉* | *诉 | *诉*
Example Sentences
We have already brought our family, our children, I didn't dare to tell our grand children that we were coming today Master Wang, because the youngest one says that you are his Guru.
He had just been in Palm Beach, he said, where he had been speaking with Madoff victims who wanted to sue.
Love is not sweet nothings whispered in the ear , it is accepting the thoughts of others.
If nothing else, the current complaint emphasizes at least two key points.
They told each other secrets like which boys they thought were cute, as best friends always do.