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Pronunciation : yóu
Meaning :
  1. oil; fat; grease; petroleum. (n)
  2. apply tung oil, varnish, or paint. (v)
  3. oily; greasy; stained or smeared with oil or grease. (adj)
  4. oily; glib. (adj)
Radical :
Strokes : 8
Traditional :
Usage : 11.7%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
汽油
qì yóu
: gas; petrol
2.
石油
shí yóu
: petroleum
3.
油田
yóu tián
: oilfield
4.
油漆
yóu qī
: paint
5.
油画
yóu huà
: oil painting; canvas
6.
加油
jiā yóu
: refuel; make more effort
Sentences:
1. The car’s engine is in need of oil.
chē gāi jiā yóu le
汽车 : car
: must; should; ought to
: add
: petrol
: (particle) indicating a request or a command
2. Mind the wet paint!
zhù yóu wèi gàn
注意 : pay attention to, beware
油漆 : paint
: not
: dry
3. The stewed pork is too greasy.
zhè dùn ròu tài yóu le
: this
: stew
: meat
: too
: oily
: (particle) indicating a certain situation under certain conditions
4. That chap is much too slippery (or tricky).
zhè ge rén yóu le
: this
: measure word
: person
: tricky
: extreme
: (particle) indicating a certain situation under certain conditions
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