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Meaning of 踌

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(Trad.: 躊)
Pinyin: chóu
English Definition: to pace back and forth; to hesitate; to waver
Chinese Definition:
①(踌躇)a.犹豫,拿不定主意,如“他踌踌了半天才决定去一趟”;b.从容自得,如“踌踌满志”。
②(踌佇)踌躇不前。

Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: 寿 indicates the sound; (foot) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
    • 寿 [ shòu ] old age, longevity; lifespan
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Stroke order image for Chinese character 踌
Example Words:
踌躇 [ chóu chú ]: to hesitate
踌躇不决 [ chóu chú jué ]: to hesitate; indecisive
踌躇满志 [ chóu chú mǎn zhì ]: enormously proud of one's success (idiom); smug; complacent
踌蹰 [ chóu chú ]: variant of 踌躇
踌躇彷徨 [ chóu chú páng huáng ]: to dawdle and hesitate (idiom)
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