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English Definitionto shed tears
Simplified Script流泪
Traditional Script流淚
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄌㄧㄡˊ ㄌㄟˋ
Cantonese (Jyutping)lau4leoi6
Part of Speech(动宾式) verb object, (不及物的动) intransitive verb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4
Word Decomposition
liúto flow; to disseminate; to circulate or spread; to move or drift; to degenerate; to banish or send into exile; stream of water or something resembling one; class, rate or grade

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Words With Same Head Word    
流动liúdòngto flow; to circulate; to go from place to place; to be mobile; (of assets) liquid
流域liúyùriver basin; valley; drainage area
流传liúchuánto spread; to circulate; to hand down
流氓liúmángrogue; hoodlum; gangster; immoral behavior
Words With Same Tail Word    
眼泪yǎnlèitears; crying
催泪cuīlèito move to tears (of a story); tear-provoking (gas); lacrimogen
含泪hánlèitearful; tearfully
垂泪chuílèito shed tears
掉泪diàolèito shed tears
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