Meaning of 杜

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English Definition: birchleaf pear (tree); to stop; to prevent; to restrict; surname Du
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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Example Words
杜绝 jué to put an end to
杜鹃 juān cuckoo (Cercococcyx spp., also written 杜鹃鸟 ); Indian azalea (Rhododendron simsii Planch, also written 杜鹃花 )
杜撰 zhuàn to fabricate; to make sth up; invented
防微杜渐 fáng wēi jiàn to nip in the bud (idiom)
杜鹃花 juān huā Indian Azalea (Rhododendron simsii Planch)
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Example Sentences
"I think we' ve only scratched the surface of emotion in the brain, " he says.
"When I ran inside to use the toilet, I was stunned to see several people sitting around, chatting or doing things, " Mr Du told the newspaper.
"The prices of many kinds of vegetables, not only the towel gourds, have gone up dramatically," said Du. "So I understand those people and it pleased me to offer my help to them."
Do Doan Kim: Most of companies, particularly footwear and garment firms, in Dong Nai' s industrial zone break the rules on overtime working.
Paula Abdul: You' ve moved me from the beginning.