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The Chinese word you - 油 - yóu
(oil in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

yóu

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English translations

oil, fat, grease, oily

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 油 ( yóu ) correctly?"

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Chinese characters  ( you / yóu ) with pronunciation (English translation: oil )
The traditional Chinese characters of yóu are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Character complexity
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is composed of 8 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

greasy  |  grease
油 ( you / yóu ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 920)
Chinese example words containing the character 油 ( you / yóu )
抽油烟机 ( chōuyóuyānjī = kitchen ventilator ), 蚝油牛肉 ( háoyóu niúròu = beef in oyster sauce ), 黄油 ( huángyóu = butter ), 加油站 ( jiāyóuzhàn = filling station ), 酱油 ( jiàngyóu = soya sauce ), 奶油 ( năiyóu = cream ), 去甲油 ( qùjiăyóu = nail polish remover ), 润滑油 ( rùnhuáyóu = lube ), 石油 ( shíyóu = petroleum ), 食用油 ( shíyòngyóu = cooking oil ), 油饼 ( yóubĭng = fried pancake ), 油画棒 ( yóuhuàbàng = oil pastel ), 鱼油 ( yúyóu = fish oil ), 指甲油 ( zhĭjiăyóu = nail polish )
Other characters that are pronounced yóu in Chinese
More words that mean fat in Chinese
féi ( 肥 ), gāo ( 膏 ), pàng ( 胖 )

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