Meaning of 读

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(Trad.: 讀)
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: To show off one's literacy
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ mài ] to sell; to betray; to show off
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to read; to study; reading of word (i.e. pronunciation), similar to 拼音
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    阅读 [ yuè ]: to read; reading
    朗读 [ lǎng ]: to read aloud
    工读 [ gōng ]: (of a student) to work part-time (while continuing one's studies); (of a delinquent) to be reformed through work and study
    读出 [ chū ]: to read out loud; (computing) to read (data); readout (of a scientific instrument)
    More: 读* | *读 | *读*
  • Pinyin: dòu

    English Definition: comma; phrase marked by pause
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    句读 [ dòu ]: pausing at the end of a phrase or sentence (in former times, before punctuation marks were used); punctuation; periods and commas; sentences and phrases
    More: 读* | *读 | *读*
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