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Pinyin: suō
English Definition: shuttle (textiles); to move back and fro
Chinese Definition:
①织布时往返牵引纬线(横线)的工具,两头尖,中间粗,像枣核形:梭子(a.织布工具;b.机关枪、冲锋枪的子弹夹子;c.量词,如“打了一梭梭子弹”)。
②形状像梭的:梭镖。梭子蟹。
③喻不断地来往:梭巡。穿梭。
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ qūn ] to dawdle; the emperor Yao's father
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Example Words
穿梭 chuān suō to travel back and forth; to shuttle
梭镖 suō biāo spear
日月如梭 yuè suō the sun and moon like a shuttle (idiom); How time flies!
太空梭 tài kōng suō space shuttle
卢梭 suō Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), Enlightenment philosopher
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Example Sentences
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Go to the library. Check out Henry David Thoreau's Walden. Read it until you are done. Take away some important lessons.
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In a country where so many gamely adopt the latest new gadget, we need our Thoreaus, not to stop the profusion of technology, but simply to remind us to use them well.
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The flare was presumably caused by sunlight glinting from some flat surface on the shuttle-shaped spacecraft, but no one can say for sure because it is a classified mission.
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This time away offered me some perspectives on how - to paraphrase Henry David Thoreau - I had become a tool of my tools.
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Many environmentalists - especially those in the American tradition inspired by Henry David Thoreau - believe that "in wilderness is the preservation of the world".