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Pronunciation : tōu
Meaning :
  1. steal; pilfer. (v)
  2. drift along. (v)
  3. find (time). (v)
  4. stealthily; secretly; on the sly. (adv)
Radical :
Strokes : 11
Traditional :
Usage : 7.3%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
小偷
xiǎo tōu
: thief; pilferer
2.
偷渡
tōu dù
: secretly ferry; steal into another country
3.
偷工
tōu gōng
: underwork
4.
偷看
tōu kàn
: peak; peep
5.
偷偷
tōu tōu
: stealthily; secretly
Sentences:
1. Someone has made off with my raincoat.
yǒu rén de tōu zǒu le
: have
: people
: used to shift the object to before the verb, which must be accompanied by some other expression
我的 : my
雨衣 : raincoat
偷走 : take; make off with
: steal
: away
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
2. The boys smoked on the sly.
zhè xiē hái zi tōu tōu de chōu yān
这些 : these
孩子 : boys, children
偷偷 : stealthily; secretly
: (particle) used after adverbial
抽烟 : smoke
3. Catch the thief.
zhuā zhù xiǎo tōu
抓住 : catch; capture
: that
: measure word
小偷 : thief
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