Meaning of 透

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Pinyin: tòu
English Definition: to penetrate; to pass through; thoroughly; completely; transparent; to appear; to show
Chinese Definition:

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
透露 tòu to leak out; to divulge; to reveal
透明 tòu míng transparent; open (non-secretive)
渗透 shèn tòu (lit. and fig.) to permeate; to seep into; (of a product, idea etc) to penetrate (in a population); (of hostile forces) to infiltrate; (chemistry) osmosis
透明度 tòu míng transparency; (policy of) openness
透视 tòu shì to see through; perspective; to examine by fluoroscopy (i.e. X-ray)
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