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Meaning of 吐

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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • soil, earth; items made of earth
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to spit; to put; to say
    Chinese Definition:
    ①使东西从口里出来:吐痰。吞吐。吐刚茹柔(吐出硬的,吃下软的;喻欺软怕硬)。
    ②放出,露出:高粱吐穗。吐故纳新。
    ③说出:吐话。一吐为快。
    ④吞纳咽。

    Example Words:
    吐舌头 [ shé tou ]: to stick out one's tongue
    吃人不吐骨头 [ chī rén tóu ]: ruthless; vicious and greedy
    吐口 [ kǒu ]: to spit; fig. to spit out (a request, an agreement etc)
    吐字 [ ]: diction; enunciation; to pronounce the words correctly (in opera)
    吐根 [ gēn ]: ipecac
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to vomit; to throw up
    Chinese Definition:
    ①内脏里的东西从口里涌出:呕吐。上吐下泻。
    ②把吞没的东西退出来:吐还不义之财。
    ③吞纳咽。

    Example Words:
    催吐 [ cuī ]: emetic
    呕吐 [ ǒu ]: to vomit
    上吐下泻 [ shàng xià xiè ]: to vomit and have diarrhea
    催吐剂 [ cuī ]: an emetic
    吐嘈 [ cáo ]: variant of 吐槽
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