Meaning of 留

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Pinyin: liú
English Definition: to leave (a message etc); to retain; to stay; to remain; to keep; to preserve
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ mǎo ] 4th terrestrial branch; period from 5-7 a.m.
    • [ tián ] field, farm, arable land; cultivated
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Example Words:
留下 [ liú xià ]: to leave behind; to stay behind; to remain; to keep; not to let (sb) go
保留 [ bǎo liú ]: to keep; to retain; to have reservations (about sth); to hold back (from saying sth); to put aside for later
留学 [ liú xué ]: to study abroad
留学生 [ liú xué shēng ]: student studying abroad; (foreign) exchange student; Classifiers:
停留 [ tíng liú ]: to stay somewhere temporarily; to stop over
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