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Pronunciation : yòu
Meaning :
  1. the right side; the right. (n)
  2. west. (n)
  3. the right side as the side of precedence. (n)
Radical :
Strokes : 5
Traditional :
Usage : 15.1%
Common Words / Phrases:
yòu bian
: right hand side; right side
yòu shǒu
: right hand
zuǒ yòu
: the left and right sides; at one’s side; about; or so
1. My house is the ninth on the right side.
de fáng shì yòu biān jiǔ zhuàng
我的 : my
房子 : house
: is
右边 : right side
: prefix before a number, for ordering numbers, e.g. “first”
: nine
: measure word
2. She was in a dilemma as to whether to go or stay.
hái shì liú zhēn shì zuǒ yòu wéi nán
: go
还是 : or
: leave
: she
真是 : really
左右为难 : in a dilema
3. He turned his head left and right.
tóu zuǒ yòu zhuǎn dòng
: he
: used to shift the object to before the verb, which must be accompanied by some other expression.
: head
左右 : left and right
转动 : turn
4. Her husband completely dominates her.
zhàng wán quán zuǒ yòu zhe
: her
丈夫 : husband
完全 : completely
左右 : control; dominate
: added to a verb or adjective to indicate a continued action or state
: her
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