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Meaning of 徒

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Pinyin:
English Definition: disciple; apprentice; believer; on foot; bare or empty; to no avail; only; prison sentence
Chinese Definition:
①步行:徒步。徒涉。
②空:徒手。
③白白地:徒然。徒劳无益。
④只;仅仅:家徒四壁。
⑤从事学习的人:徒弟。徒工。学徒。师徒。
⑥同一派系或信仰同一宗教的人:信徒。教徒。党徒。
⑦人(多指坏人):匪徒。暴徒。赌徒。叛徒。
⑧剥夺犯人自由的刑法:徒刑。
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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: To walk in someone's footsteps
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chì ] to step with the left foot
    • [ zǒu ] to walk, to run, to flee
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Example Words
有期徒刑 yǒu xíng limited term of imprisonment (i.e. anything less than life imprisonment)
歹徒 dǎi evildoer; malefactor; gangster; hoodlum
信徒 xìn believer
徒弟 apprentice; disciple
叛徒 pàn traitor; turncoat; rebel; renegade; insurgent
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Example Sentences
1
While there are evil people who simply set out to commit frauds, few frauds of the nature we are seeing in China start out that way.
2
For those who stay in the city, rising rent only adds pressure.
3
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They are my children' s godparents, the people to whom I' ve been able to turn in times of trouble, people who have been kind enough not to sue me when I took their names for Death Eaters.
4
Maybe we drag ourselves to the local bar to hang out with some friends and eat, drink, and watch the news on TV - which adds its own layer of stress - hoping our feelings will just disappear.
5
In the example above, Sam' s assignment was late (a fact,) but her thought that "I'm a procrastinator" would only cause stress if she believed it.