Meaning of 吞

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Pinyin: tūn
English Definition: to swallow; to take
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ tiān ] sky, heaven; god, celestial
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
吞噬 tūn shì to swallow; to engulf; to gobble up
吞吞吐吐 tūn tūn to hum and haw (idiom); to mumble as if hiding sth; to speak and break off, then start again; to hold sth back
侵吞 qīn tūn to annex; to swallow (up); to embezzle
慢吞吞 màn tūn tūn very slow; exasperatingly slow
吞没 tūn to embezzle; to swallow up; to engulf
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Example Sentences
It is said that there was a dragon in the sky.
She swallowed her gum. She does that.
Every night she swallowed the sun.
For many, the most effective way of escaping from a place where there is not much to smile about is by swallowing the so-called Gaza 'happy pill' .
He took the medicine at one swallow.