(tǔ, tù)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. to spit | to vomit
  2. throw up

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • tǔ, tù > tu3, tu4

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  • 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
呕吐 ǒutù to vomit/retch/nausea
吞吞吐吐 tūntūntǔtǔ hum and haw (idiom)/mumble as if hiding something/speak and break off, then start again/to hold something back
阿普吐龙 ā pǔ tǔ lóng apatosaurus/former name: brontosaurus/also called 雷龍|雷龙[léi lóng]
不吐不快 bù tǔ bù kuài to have to pour out what's on one's mind (idiom)
不吐气 bù tǔ qì unaspirated
吃人不吐骨头 chī rén bù tǔ gǔ tóu ruthless/vicious and greedy
辍食吐哺 chuò shí tǔ bǔ to stop eating and spit out
催吐 cuī tù emetic
催吐剂 cuī tù jì an emetic
狗嘴里吐不出象牙 gǒu zuǐ li tǔ bù chū xiàng yá no ivory comes from the mouth of a dog (idiom)/no good words are to be expected from a scoundrel
回吐 huí tǔ to regurgitate/(fig.) (of a stock market) to give up (gains)
获利回吐 huò lì huí tǔ (finance) profit-taking
酒后吐真言 jiǔ hòu tǔ zhēn yán after wine, spit out the truth/in vino veritas
口吐毒焰 kǒu tǔ dú yàn lit. a mouth spitting with poisonous flames/to speak angrily to sb (idiom)
库木吐拉千佛洞 Kù mù tǔ lā qiān fó dòng Kumutula thousand-Buddha grotto in Kuqa, Xinjiang
马克·吐温 Mǎ kè · Tǔ wēn Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens 1835-1910), US writer, novelist and humorist, author of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 哈克貝利·芬歷險記|哈克贝利·芬历险记[Hā kè bèi lì · Fēn Lì xiǎn Jì]
呕吐 ǒu tù to vomit
呕吐物 ǒu tù wù vomit
倾吐 qīng tǔ to pour out (emotions)/to unburden oneself (of strong feelings)/to vomit comprehensively
倾吐胸臆 qīng tǔ xiōng yì to pour out one's heart
倾吐衷肠 qīng tǔ zhōng cháng to pour out (emotions)/to pour one's heart out/to say everything that is on one's mind
倾心吐胆 qīng xīn tǔ dǎn to pour out one's heart (idiom)
上吐下泻 shàng tù xià xiè to vomit and have diarrhea
谈吐 tán tǔ style of conversation
吐便当 tǔ biàn dāng (slang) (of a character) to reappear in a story line after having been supposedly killed off/cf. 領盒飯|领盒饭[lǐng hé fàn]
吐蕃 Tǔ bō Tubo or Tufan, old name for Tibet/the Tibetan Tubo dynasty 7th-11th century AD/also pr. [Tǔ fān]
吐蕃王朝 Tǔ bō Wáng cháo Tibetan Tubo Dynasty 7th-11th century AD
吐嘈 tù cáo variant of 吐槽[tù cáo]
吐槽 tù cáo (slang) to roast/to ridicule/also pr. [tǔ cáo]
吐根 tǔ gēn ipecac
吐故纳新 tǔ gù nà xīn lit. to breathe out stale air and breathe in fresh (idiom, from Zhuangzi 庄子)/fig. to get rid of the old and bring in the new
吐火罗人 Tǔ huǒ luó rén Tokharian people of central Asia
吐口 tǔ kǒu to spit/fig. to spit out (a request, an agreement etc)
吐苦水 tǔ kǔ shuǐ to have bitter digestive fluids rising to the mouth/fig. to complain bitterly/to pour out one's sufferings
吐露 tǔ lù to tell/to disclose/to reveal
吐鲁番 Tǔ lǔ fān Turpan City in Xinjiang (Chinese: Tulufan)
吐鲁番地区 Tǔ lǔ fān dì qū Turpan prefecture in Xinjiang
吐鲁番盆地 Tǔ lǔ fān Pén dì the Turpan Depression in Xinjiang
吐鲁番市 Tǔ lǔ fān shì Turpan City in Xinjiang (Chinese: Tulufan)
吐沫 tù mo saliva/spittle
吐弃 tǔ qì to spurn/to reject
吐气 tǔ qì to exhale/to blow off steam/(phonetics) aspirated
吐舌头 tǔ shé tou to stick out one's tongue
吐实 tǔ shí to reveal the truth/to spill the beans
吐绶鸡 tǔ shòu jī turkey
吐司 tǔ sī sliced bread (loanword from "toast")
吐丝 tǔ sī (of spiders, caterpillars, silkworms etc) to extrude silk
吐丝自缚 tǔ sī zì fù to spin a cocoon around oneself (idiom)/enmeshed in a trap of one's own devising/hoist with his own petard
吐诉 tǔ sù to pour forth (one's opinions)
吐穗 tǔ suì to have the ears of grain come up
吐痰 tǔ tán to spit/to expectorate
吐瓦鲁 Tǔ wǎ lǔ Tuvalu, island country in the SW Pacific (Tw)
吐絮 tǔ xù cotton boll splits open and reveals its white interior
吐艳 tǔ yàn to burst into bloom
吐谷浑 Tǔ yù hún Tuyuhun, nomadic people related to the Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑[Xiān bēi]/a state in Qinghai in 4th-7th century AD
吐字 tǔ zì diction/enunciation/to pronounce the words correctly (in opera)
吞吐 tūn tǔ to take in and send out (in large quantities)
吞吞吐吐 tūn tūn tǔ tǔ to hum and haw (idiom)/to mumble as if hiding sth/to speak and break off, then start again/to hold sth back
吞云吐雾 tūn yún tǔ wù to swallow clouds and blow out fog (idiom)/to blow cigarette or opium smoke
一吐为快 yī tǔ wéi kuài to get sth off one's chest
孕吐 yùn tù morning sickness (during pregnancy)

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