Meaning of 唇

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Pinyin: chún
English Definition: lip
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ chén ] early morning; fortune, good luck; 5th terrestrial branch
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
嘴唇 zuǐ chún lip; Classifiers:
下唇 xià chún lower lip
唇膏 chún gāo lip balm; lipstick
反唇相讥 fǎn chún xiāng to answer back sarcastically (idiom); to retort
唇齿 chún chǐ lit. lips and teeth (idiom); fig. close partners; interdependent
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Example Sentences
Lip liner as eye liner?
His lips were dry and cracked.
She sat there biting her lip and not saying a word.
This teacher has black hair but has a few white hairs on his lips.