Meaning of 吸

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English Definition: to breathe; to suck in; to absorb; to inhale
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] to extend; to reach; and; in time
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Example Words
吸引 yǐn to attract (interest, investment etc); Classifiers:
吸收 shōu to absorb; to assimilate; to ingest; to recruit
呼吸 to breathe
吸引力 yǐn attractive force (such as gravitation); sex appeal; attractiveness
吸取 to absorb; to draw (a lesson, insight etc); to assimilate
More: 吸* | *吸 | *吸*
Example Sentences
The old man was sitting in his favourite chair , contentedly pulling at his pipe .
After sucking up some water with his nose, he then sprays it through his tear ducts, ending up on the paper.
He sucked at his cigar and then agreed with what I said.
Now that cold weather is upon many of us, I am concerned about breathing in cold air.
I have relapsed a couple of times, but I'm sticking with it.