Meaning of 蜓

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Pinyin: tíng
English Definition: see 蜻蜓
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
蜻蜓 qīng tíng dragonfly
蜻蜓点水 qīng tíng diǎn shuǐ lit. the dragonfly touches the water lightly; superficial contact (idiom)
堰蜓座 yàn tíng zuò Chamaeleon (constellation)
蜻蜓掠水 qīng tíng lüè shuǐ The dragonflies skimmed over the water. (idiom)
蜻蜓撼石柱 qīng tíng hàn shí zhù lit. the dragon-fly shakes the stone tower (idiom); fig. to overestimate one's capabilities
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Example Sentences
The stream winds through the valley.
This is the oldest fossil record of the Hemeroscopidae in China.
Explanation: The Chameleon is a small constellation near the south celestial pole.
This newly-built road twisted and turned across the hills.
This might be a first female in-flight picture in the world.