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Meaning of 泣

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to sob
Chinese Definition:
①小声哭:泣诉(哭着控诉)。抽泣。哭泣。涕泣。
②眼泪:饮泣。泣下如雨。泣血(a.流眼泪没有声,像出血那样;b.指在丧事期)。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
哭泣 to weep
抽泣 chōu to sob spasmodically
可歌可泣 lit. you can sing or you can cry (idiom); fig. deeply moving; happy and sad; inspiring and tragic
啜泣 chuò to sob
悲泣 bēi to weep with grief
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Example Sentences
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I might just cry with joy *but I won't*.
2
使
Even when people are sad for good reason, they should be allowed to take drugs to make themselves feel better if that's what they want.
3
Then they went rejoicing and weeping for gladness to worship at the sepulchre of our Saviour.
4
广
His final special broadcast for CBS was a trip to visit Second World War memorials in Europe during which he broke down and wept at the waste of life they symbolised.
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18
When you were 18, she cried at your high school graduation.