Meaning of 桶

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Pinyin: tǒng
English Definition: bucket; (trash) can; barrel (of oil etc); Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ yǒng ] path; river in Ningbo; Ningbo
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Example Words
水桶 shuǐ tǒng bucket
马桶 tǒng chamber pot; wooden pan used as toilet; toilet bowl
木桶 tǒng cask
饭桶 fàn tǒng rice tub (from which cooked rice or other food is served); (fig.) fathead; a good-for-nothing
抽水马桶 chōu shuǐ tǒng flush toilet
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Example Sentences
"We like the toilet. It was invented in 1775, saved millions of lives," he said.
They rolled out the barrel and put it on the truck.
He ordered eight vats of sake to be put out, and the creature set each of its heads to the business of getting it inebriated.
She asked me where I lived, put the pails down in the entryway, and took home and walking beside me holding my schoolbag in one hand and my arm in the other.
She dipped up a bucketful of water from that well.