Meaning of 蜻

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Pinyin: qīng
English Definition: see 蜻蜓
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ qīng ] nature's color; blue, green, black; young
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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)
草蜻蛉 cǎo qīng líng green lacewing
剑走蜻蛉 jiàn zǒu qīng líng the sword moves like a dragon-fly (modern idiom); fig. unexpected winning move; unconventional gambit
蜻蜓掠水 qīng tíng lüè shuǐ The dragonflies skimmed over the water. (idiom)
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Example Sentences
We stared silently at the tips of our rods, at the dragonflies that came and wells.
There are a lot of interesting insects. They are ants, butterflies, dragonflies , fireflies, grasshopper and other interesting insects.
I looked at the boy, who was silently watching his fly, and it was my hands that held his rod, my eyes watching.
These pools often contain hundreds of newly-hatched tadpoles which will become frogs or toads quickly, before the water all evaporates.
But in the Qin and Han Dynasty, the glass eye beads declined with Chu culture disappearing as a whole culture. Finally the glass eye was gone at the beginning of Han Dynasty .