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to remain, to detain, to keep, to let grow, to stay, to reserve, to wear
Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 留 ( liú ) correctly?"
The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers. This dictionary shows you the correct stroke order as an animation for all characters so you can learn and understand how to write the character correctly. :
The traditional Chinese characters of liú are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 留 ( liu / liú ) ⓘWriting in Pinyin Before using this Pinyin example sentence, consider that Chinese characters should always be your first choice in written communication. If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).
Wo meiyou shijian liu zai zheli.
Wŏ méiyŏu shíjiān liú zài zhèlĭ. – English translation: I don’t have time to stay here.
留 is composed of 10 strokes and therefore is of average complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).
Tags and additional information (Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)
to leave a message | to reserve
留 ( liu / liú ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 343)
Chinese example words containing the character 留 ( liu / liú )
留念 ( liúniàn = to keep as a souvenir ),留学 ( liúxué = to study abroad ),留学生 ( liúxuéshēng = (foreign) exchange student ),留言 ( liúyán = to leave a message ),留言簿 ( liúyánbù = visitor's book )
Other characters that are pronounced liú in Chinese