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The Chinese word you - 有 - yŏu
(to have in Chinese)

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English translations

to have, with, to exist

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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.
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Chinese characters  ( you / yŏu ) with pronunciation (English translation: to have )
The traditional Chinese characters of yŏu are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 有 ( you / yŏu ) Writing in Pinyin
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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).

Senlin limian you lang.
Sēnlín lĭmiàn yŏu láng.
 – English translation: There are wolves in the forest.

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is composed of 6 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

to have something to do with  |  hasn't, there isn't  |  the opposite is:
有 ( you / yŏu ) belongs to the 10 most common Chinese characters (rank 9)
Chinese example words containing the character 有 ( you / yŏu )
还有 ( háiyŏu = besides ), 没有 ( méiyŏu = to have not ), 所有 ( suŏyŏu = to own ), 有时候 ( yŏu shíhou = sometimes ), 有事儿 ( yŏu shìr = to have something to do ), 有一点儿 ( yŏu yīdiănr = a bit ), 有意思 ( yŏu yìsi = interesting ), 有的 ( yŏude = some ), 有空 ( yŏukòng = to have time ), 有名 ( yŏumíng = famous ), 有趣 ( yŏuqù = interesting ), 有时 ( yŏushí = sometimes ), 有条不紊 ( yŏutiáobùwĕn = in order ), 有效 ( yŏuxiào = valid ), 有些 ( yŏuxiē = some ), 有志者事竟成 ( yŏuzhìzhĕ shìjìngchéng = where there's a will there's a way ), 只有 ( zhĭyŏu = only )
Other characters that are pronounced yŏu in Chinese
More words that mean to have in Chinese
dài ( 带 ), yōng ( 拥 )
More words that mean with in Chinese
gēn ( 跟 ), ( 与 )

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