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Liu is a common Chinese family name. The transliteration Liu can represent several different surnames written in different Chinese characters:

In Vietnamese, the name can either take the form "Liễu" (in northern regions), corresponding to 柳 in Chinese, or "Lưu" (in central or southern regions), corresponding to 刘/劉 or 留 in Chinese. The family name 六 is "Lục" in Vietnamese.

In Cantonese transliteration, 刘/劉 (Liú) is Lau, Lao is also transliteration of 刘/劉 in Min Nan and Taiwanese Minnan Chinese language, whilst Liu is a different surname, , pinyin: Liào, ("Liêu" in Vietnamese).

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Prominent people with the family name 刘 / 劉 (Liú, Lao or Lau)

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Prominent people with family name 柳 (Liǔ)

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

See also Liu, liū, liǔ, and liù

Mandarin

Pronunciation

Pinyin

liú (form of liu2 with diacritic)

  1. , : surname, no other meaning
  2. :
  3. :
  4. :
  5. : be glad, pleased, delighted
  6. : spread, disperse; vent, set forth
  7. : a pennon; a streamer
  8. : fringes of pearls on crowns; a pennant
  9. : (corrupted form of ) fringes of pearls on crowns
  10. : pomegranate; (a surname)
  11. :
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  13. : kind of white wine; rivers in Hebei and Shandong
  14. : flow, circulate, drift; class
  15. : clear; bright; whistling
  16. :
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  19. :
  20. : clear; bright; whistling
  21. : sparkling stone; glazed, opaque
  22. : precious stone
  23. :
  24. : precious stone
  25. , : stop, halt; stay, detain, keep
  26. : to detain; to entertain to keep; to put by
  27. :
  28. : tumor, lump, goiter
  29. :
  30. : sulfur
  31. : bright; daybreak, dawn; the next day
  32. : ears without rims; a personal name
  33. :
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  35. :
  36. :
  37. :
  38. :
  39. : take walk, stroll
  40. : pure gold
  41. : distil; lutetium; used as a surname
  42. : pure gold
  43. :
  44. : distil; lutetium; used as a surname
  45. :
  46. : soughing of wind; noise
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  53. : famous horse
  54. :
  55. : famous horse
  56. :
  57. : the owl
  58. :
  59. :
  60. : (same as ), (corrupted form of )a cup with pendants, a pennant, wild, barren, uncultivated

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