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Meaning of 吳

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(Simplified: 吴)
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English Definition: surname Wu; area comprising southern Jiangsu, northern Zhejiang and Shanghai; name of states in Southern China at different historical periods
Chinese Definition:
①中國周代諸侯國名,在今江蘇省南部和浙江省北部,後擴展至淮河下游一帶:吳鉤(古代吳地出產的一種彎刀,後泛指鋒利的刀劍)。吳越同舟(喻過去的仇人由於當前利害一致而成爲朋友)。
②中國東漢末年三國之一:吳下阿蒙(喻原先學識粗淺的人)。
③泛指中國江蘇省南部和浙江省北部一帶:吳語。吳牛喘月(喻見到類似事物就膽怯害怕起來)。
④姓氏。
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • Overlaid
      • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
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吳三桂 sān guì Wu Sangui (1612-1678), Chinese general who let the Manchus into China and helped them establish the Qing Dynasty, later leading a revolt against Qing in an effort to start his own dynasty
吳下阿蒙 xià ā méng General Lü Meng 吕蒙 of the southern state of Wu (idiom); model of self-improvement by diligent study (from unlettered soldier to top strategist of Wu)
吳中 zhōng Wuzhong district of Suzhou city 苏州市 , Jiangsu
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Example Sentences
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It was none other than Professor Wu.
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You can tell Miss Wu about this.She can deal with it.
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"There are so many stories in this home that could have happened to any kind of family, " Ms. Wu said.
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And it is a real pleasure to join you this evening in welcoming Chairman Wu here to Washington.
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That's because Wu and all the vuvuzela makers in China are looking beyond the World Cup.