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Meaning of 吞

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Pinyin: tūn
English Definition: to swallow; to take
Chinese Definition:
①不嚼或不细嚼而咽入:吞吐。吞咽。吞噬。狼吞虎咽。气吞山河。忍气吞声。
②兼并,侵占:吞没。吞并。吞蚀。吞占。

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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
狼吞虎咽 [ láng tūn yàn ]: to wolf down one's food (idiom); to devour ravenously; to gorge oneself
吞噬 [ tūn shì ]: to swallow; to engulf; to gobble up
吞食 [ tūn shí ]: to devour
慢吞吞 [ màn tūn tūn ]: very slow; exasperatingly slow
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