(tōu)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. steal
  2. pilfer

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • tōu > tou1

  • 1: First Tone 一声
  • 2: Second Tone 二声
  • 3: Third Tone 三声
  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
苟且偷安 gǒu qiě tōu ān seeking only ease and comfort (idiom)/making no attempt to improve oneself/taking things easily without attending to responsibilities
苟且偷生 gǒu qiě tōu shēng to drift and live without purpose (idiom)/to drag out an ignoble existence
惯偷 guàn tōu habitual thief
猴子偷桃 hóu zi tōu táo "monkey steals the peach" (martial arts), distracting an opponent with one hand and seizing his testicles with the other/(coll.) grabbing sb by the balls
忍垢偷生 rěn gòu tōu shēng to bear humiliation to save one's skin (idiom)
忍辱偷生 rěn rǔ tōu shēng to bear humiliation to save one's skin (idiom)
偷安 tōu ān to shirk responsibility/thoughtless pleasure-seeking
偷吃 tōu chī to eat on the sly/to pilfer food/to be unfaithful
偷盗 tōu dào to steal
偷渡 tōu dù illegal immigration/to stowaway (on a ship)/to steal across the international border/to run a blockade
偷渡者 tōu dù zhě smuggled illegal alien/stowaway
偷惰 tōu duò to skive off work/to be lazy
偷工 tōu gōng to skimp on the job/to avoid work
偷工减料 tōu gōng jiǎn liào to skimp on the job and stint on materials (idiom)/jerry-building/sloppy work
偷汉 tōu hàn (of a woman) to take a lover
偷汉子 tōu hàn zi (of a woman) to take a lover
偷换 tōu huàn to substitute on the sly
偷鸡不成蚀把米 tōu jī bù chéng shí bǎ mǐ lit. to try to steal a chicken only to end up losing the rice used to lure it (idiom)/fig. to try to gain an advantage only to end up worse off/to go for wool and come back shorn
偷鸡不着蚀把米 tōu jī bù zháo shí bǎ mǐ see 偷雞不成蝕把米|偷鸡不成蚀把米[tōu jī bù chéng shí bǎ mǐ]
偷鸡摸狗 tōu jī mō gǒu to imitate the dog and steal chicken (idiom)/to pilfer/to dally with women/to have affairs
偷看 tōu kàn to peep/to peek/to steal a glance
偷空 tōu kòng to take some time out/to make use of a spare moment
偷窥 tōu kuī to peep/to peek/to act as voyeur
偷窥狂 tōu kuī kuáng voyeur/peeping tom
偷懒 tōu lǎn to goof off/to be lazy
偷梁换柱 tōu liáng huàn zhù lit. to steal a rafter and replace it with a column/to replace the original with a fake/to perpetrate a fraud (idiom)
偷猎 tōu liè to poach
偷猎者 tōu liè zhě poacher
偷漏 tōu lòu to evade (taxes)
偷拍 tōu pāi to take a picture of a person without permission or without their knowledge
偷排 tōu pái to dump illegally
偷窃 tōu qiè to steal/to pilfer
偷情 tōu qíng to carry on a clandestine love affair
偷去 tōu qù to steal/to make off with/stolen
偷取 tōu qǔ to steal
偷生 tōu shēng to live without purpose
偷税 tōu shuì tax evasion
偷天换日 tōu tiān huàn rì to engage in fraudulent activities (idiom)/skulduggery/to hoodwink people/to cheat sb audaciously
偷听 tōu tīng to eavesdrop/to monitor (secretly)
偷偷 tōu tōu stealthily/secretly/covertly/furtively/on the sly
偷偷摸摸 tōu tōu mō mō surreptitious/sneaky
偷袭 tōu xí to mount a sneak attack/to raid
偷闲 tōu xián to snatch a moment of leisure/to take a break from work/also written 偷閒|偷闲[tōu xián]
偷闲 tōu xián to snatch a moment of leisure/to take a break from work
偷香窃玉 tōu xiāng qiè yù lit. stolen scent, pilfered jade (idiom)/philandering/secret illicit sex
偷笑 tōu xiào to laugh up one's sleeve
偷腥 tōu xīng to cheat on one's spouse/to have an affair
偷眼 tōu yǎn to take a furtive look at
偷运 tōu yùn to smuggle
小偷 xiǎo tōu thief
凿壁偷光 záo bì tōu guāng lit. to pierce the wall to steal a light (idiom)/fig. to study diligently in the face of hardship

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