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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
qǔ | qu3
English translation
to take
to get
to choose
to fetch
to take, to receive, to obtain; to select

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Number of strokes

8

Traditional form

Contains the radical

yòu

Part of speech

Verb / 动词 dòng cí Dòngcí

Learning hint

A hand  yòu taking the ear  ěr  of a fallen enemy

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

耳又

Explanation

Pictograph of a hand ( yòu ) grabbing an ear ( ěr ). In ancient China, the ears of opponents in battle were cut off and collected as tokens of victory.

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植物 zhíwù de 本性 běn xìng shì Xiàng shǎng tǐng cuàn 争取 zhēngqǔ 阳光 yángguāng .

It's the nature of plants to strain upwards to the light.

硅橡胶 guī xiàng jiāo 熟石膏 shú shí gāo zuò 铸模取得 qǔ dé 成功 Chénggōng .

Silicone rubber and plaster of Paris have been used successfully.

收取 shōu qǔ 税款 shuì kuǎn bìng 支付 zhī fù xiàn zhài .

The treasurer receives tax collections and pays the county's debts.

工作 gōngzuò shuí dōu 可以 kěyǐ 争取 zhēngqǔ , 怎么 zěnme 现在 xiànzài jiù 申请 shēnqǐng ne ?

The job is up for grabs. Why don't you apply now?

xiǎo zhū zài 一起 yīqǐ 取暖 qǔ nuǎn .

The young pigs crowded against one another for warmth.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
to take
取得 qǔ dé to acquire取得 qǔ dé
采取 cǎiqǔ to take採取
取消 qǔxiāo to cancel取消 qǔxiāo
争取 zhēngqǔ to fight for爭取
获取 huò qǔ to gain獲取
录取 lùqǔ to admit (a student)錄取
取代 qǔ dài to replace取代 qǔ dài
提取 tí qǔ to extract提取 tí qǔ
取出 qǔ chū to take out取出 qǔ chū
领取 lǐng qǔ to receive領取
收取 shōu qǔ to receive收取 shōu qǔ
听取 tīng qǔ to hear (news)聽取
取笑 qǔ xiào to tease取笑 qǔ xiào
吸取 xīqǔ to absorb吸取 xīqǔ
夺取 duó qǔ to seize奪取
取胜 qǔ shèng to score a victory取勝
取悦 qǔ yuè to try to please取悅
换取 huàn qǔ to obtain (sth) in exchange換取
取向 qǔ xiàng orientation取向 qǔ xiàng
取名 qǔ míng to name取名 qǔ míng
取回 qǔ huí to retrieve取回 qǔ huí
取证 qǔ zhèng to collect evidence取證
取暖 qǔ nuǎn to warm oneself (by a fire etc)取暖 qǔ nuǎn

Decomposition & Compounds

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Decomposition

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Compounds

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    • zuì
      • cuō , chuài , zuī , zuì , , , ,
    • cóng
      • , ,
    • , , zōu , , zōu , Zōu , zōu , zōu , zōu , zōu , zōu , zōu , , , , , , , , , , zōu
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