Meaning of 徐

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English Definition: slowly; gently; surname Xu
Chinese Definition:
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
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Example Sentences
"All of the big news websites have her, " says Xu.
"The change in the growing season may mean there is less grassland biomass available for grazing," says Xu.
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.
"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.
"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.