Meaning of 读

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(Trad.: 讀)
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: To show off 卖 one's literacy 讠
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • words, speech; to speak, to say
    • to sell; to betray; to show off
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to read; to study; reading of word (i.e. pronunciation), similar to 拼音
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    朗读 [ lǎng ]: to read aloud
    阅读 [ yuè ]: to read; reading
    读者 [ zhě ]: reader; Classifiers:
    读书 [ shū ]: to read a book; to study; to attend school
    读数 [ shù ]: reading; data from meter
  • Pinyin: dòu

    English Definition: comma; phrase marked by pause
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    句读 [ dòu ]: pausing at the end of a phrase or sentence (in former times, before punctuation marks were used); punctuation; periods and commas; sentences and phrases
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