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Meaning of 徐

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Pinyin:
English Definition: slowly; gently; surname Xu
Chinese Definition:
①缓,慢慢地:徐步。徐缓。徐图。徐徐。
②姓氏。
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (step) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chì ] to step with the left foot
    • [ ] surplus, remainder; surname
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Example Words
徐徐 slowly; gently
半老徐娘 bàn lǎo niáng middle-aged but still attractive woman; lady of a certain age
徐步 to stroll; to walk slowly
徐娘半老 niáng bàn lǎo middle-aged but still attractive woman; lady of a certain age
徐缓 huǎn slow; sluggish; lazily; to slow down
More: 徐* | *徐 | *徐*
Example Sentences
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"All of the big news websites have her, " says Xu.
2
"Those problems are mainly caused by a combination of long work hours, a lack of exercise and irregular eating habits, " said a doctor who would only provide her surname, Xu.
3
"They smell like garlic," said restaurateur Xu, voicing a popular refrain. "We Shanghai people keep ourselves and our homes very clean. We are more refined. We drink coffee. They only drink tea.
4
According to Ms Xu, her company can now react more rapidly to customer design requests, while cutting out hold-ups due to transport delays and customs bureaucracy.
5
"The change in the growing season may mean there is less grassland biomass available for grazing," says Xu.