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Meaning of 龙

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(Trad.: 龍)
Pinyin: lóng
English Definition: dragon; Classifiers: ; imperial
Chinese Definition:
①传说中的一种长形、有鳞、有角的神异动物,能走,能飞,能游泳,能兴云作雨:龙舟。龙灯。龙宫。龙驹(骏马,喻才华出众的少年)。画龙点睛。龙蟠虎踞。
②古生物学中指一些巨大的有四肢有尾或兼有翼的爬虫:恐龙。
③封建时代用作皇帝的象征,或称关于皇帝的东西:龙颜。龙体。龙袍。
④姓氏。

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Pictographic: A dragon
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水龙头 [ shuǐ lóng tóu ]: faucet; tap
黑龙江 [ hēi lóng jiāng ]: Heilongjiang province (Heilungkiang) in northeast China, abbr. , capital Harbin 哈尔滨 ; Heilongjiang river forming the border between northeast China and Russia; Amur river
贺龙 [ lóng ]: He Long (1896-1969), important communist military leader, died from persecution during the Cultural Revolution
尼龙 [ lóng ]: nylon (loanword)
龙头 [ lóng tóu ]: faucet; water tap; bicycle handle bar; chief (esp. of gang); boss; decision maker; (market) leader (of companies); front end of mud-flow; figurehead on prow of dragon boat 龙船
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