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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
xū | xu1
English translation
must
to have to
to wait
beard
mustache
feeler (of an insect etc)
tassel
beard; must; necessary

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Number of strokes

9

Traditional form

Contains the radical

shān

Part of speech

Adverb / 副词 fù cí Fù cí

Learning hint

Hair  shān growing on the face 

Etymology of

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

彡页

Explanation

Simplified form of . Pictograph of a person with a bearded face. The current meaning is a phonetic loan. In simplified Chinese is also used to mean "beard", while in traditional Chinese this meaning is written with a separate character .

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饭菜 fàn cài 而外, Huán chī líng shí , 肚子 dùzi Yuè 显形 xiǎn xíng , jiù 觉得 juéde 越须 duō chī hǎo 东西 dōngxī ;不能 bù néng 亏着 zuǐ .

Aside from meals, Tigress had to eat between them.

必须 bìxū Qián cún zài 银行 yínháng .

You must deposit the money in a bank.

必须 bìxū tuō diào 这些 zhè xiē 湿 shī 衣服 yīfu ,然后 ránhòu lái bēi gān 提尼.

I must get out of these wet clothes and into a dry martini.

zhè wèi 身体 shēntǐ 高大 gāo dà 胡须 húxū chá de rén 耸了耸肩.

The big beared man shrugged.

我们 wǒmen zhè zuò 房子 fáng zi shí jiù 约定 yuē dìng hǎo mǒu 房间 fángjiān 必须 bìxū 油漆 yóuqī .

We rented the house on the stipulation that certain rooms should be painted.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
必须 bìxū must必須
beard
无须 wú xū need not無須
胡须 húxū beard鬍鬚
须知 xūzhī key information須知
莫须有 mò xū yǒu groundless莫須有
须要 xū yào must須要
剃须刀 tì xū dāo shaver剃鬚刀
何须 hé xū why should何須
须臾 xū yú in a flash須臾
须眉 xū méi man or men (formal)鬚眉
须发 xū fà hair and beard鬚髮
触须 chù xū tentacles觸鬚
须弥 Xū mí Mt Meru or Sumeru, sacred mountain in Buddhist and Jain tradition須彌
根须 gēn xū roots根鬚
溜须拍马 liū xū pāi mǎ to toady溜鬚拍馬
横须贺 Héng xū hè Yokosuka (port and navy base in the Tokyo bay)橫須賀
须根 xū gēn fibrous roots須根
解铃还须系铃人 jiě líng hái xū xì líng rén fig. whoever started the trouble should end it解鈴還須繫鈴人
须子 xū zi feelers (zoology)鬚子
须鲸 xū jīng baleen whale鬚鯨
须生 xū shēng venerable middle-aged or elderly man, usually wearing an artificial beard (in Chinese opera)鬚生

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Decomposition

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Compounds

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