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Meaning of 飘

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(Trad.: 飄)
Pinyin: piāo
English Definition: to float
Chinese Definition:
①随风飞动:飘扬。飘摆。飘散(sàn)。飘洒。飘逸(洒脱自然,与众不同)。飘溢(飘荡洋溢)。飘拂。飘忽(a.风云等轻快地移动;b.摇摆,浮动)。飘荡。飘泊(同“漂泊”)。飘渺(同“漂渺”)。飘摇。飘零(a.飘荡;b.漂泊,流落无依)。飘飘然。
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wind) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ piào ] bank note; ticket; vote; a slip of paper
    • [ fēng ] wind; air; customs, manners; news
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Example Words:
飘扬 [ piāo yáng ]: to wave; to flutter; to fly
飘荡 [ piāo dàng ]: to drift; to wave; to float on the waves; to flutter in the wind
四海飘零 [ hǎi piāo líng ]: drifting aimlessly all over the place (idiom)
椰林飘香 [ lín piāo xiāng ]: pina colada (cocktail)
琴剑飘零 [ qín jiàn piāo líng ]: floating between zither and sword (idiom); fig. wandering aimlessly with no tenured position
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