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Meaning of 油

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Pinyin: yóu
English Definition: oil; fat; grease; petroleum; to apply tung oil, paint or varnish; oily; greasy; glib; cunning
Chinese Definition:
①动植物体内所含的脂肪或矿产的碳氢化合物的混和液体,一般不溶于水,容易燃烧:油饼。油布。油彩。油画。油亮。油水(亦指不正常的收益或额外好处)。油轮。油垢。奶油。石油。食油。汽油。添油加醋。
②用油或漆涂抹:油刷(a.涂抹油、漆;b.涂抹油、漆的刷子)。
③被油弄脏:衣服油了一大片。
④狡猾:油滑。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
加油站 [ jiā yóu zhàn ]: gas station
汽油 [ yóu ]: gasoline
油炸 [ yóu zhá ]: to deep fry
酱油 [ jiàng yóu ]: soy sauce
石油 [ shí yóu ]: oil; petroleum
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