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Meaning of 谣

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(Trad.: 謠)
Pinyin: yáo
English Definition: popular ballad; rumor
Chinese Definition:
①大众编的反映生活的歌:民谣。歌谣。童谣。
②凭空捏造的不可信的话:谣言。谣传(chuán)。谣诼(造谣诬蔑的话)。
③古代指不用乐器伴奏的歌唱:“我歌且谣”。
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ yóu ] vase, pitcher, earthenware
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Example Words
谣言 yáo yán rumor
童谣 tóng yáo nursery rhyme
歌谣 yáo folksong; ballad; nursery rhyme
造谣 zào yáo to start a rumor
民谣 mín yáo ballad; folk song
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Example Sentences
1
She doesn't care about those rumors.
2
It is rumoured that he and his secretary are living together.
3
Rumors can ruin someone's reputation.
4
Spreading rumors is an unethical means.
5
This rumor somehow spread throughout the country.