Meaning of 透

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Pinyin: tòu
English Definition: to penetrate; to pass through; thoroughly; completely; transparent; to appear; to show
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • [ chuò ] to walk; walking
    • [ xiù ] elegant, graceful, refined; flowing, luxuriant
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Example Words:
透明 [ tòu míng ]: transparent; open (non-secretive)
渗透 [ shèn tòu ]: to permeate; to infiltrate; to pervade; osmosis
透露 [ tòu ]: to leak out; to divulge; to reveal
透镜 [ tòu jìng ]: lens (optics)
透过 [ tòu guò ]: to pass through; to penetrate; by means of; via
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