ruò
v./conj. (lit.) appear, seem; as if; if
Other meanings
[rě]   char. see 般若
[ruò]   pro. (lit.) you, your
    (lit) grass (for )
    (only for traditional) grass (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
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nǐ ruò néng bāng wǒ yí gè máng , wǒ jiù qíng nǐ chī fàn .
phr. If you do me this favor, I will treat you a meal.
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wǒ ruò shì nǐ , wǒ jiù qù .
phr. If I were you, I would go.
ruò wú qí shì
phr. as if nothing had happened, calmly
qiú zhī ruò kě
idiom. thirst/hunger for knowledge, be eager to learn
páng ruò wú rén
idiom. act as if there was no one else present -- self-assured, supercilious
dà zhì ruò yú
idiom. a man of great wisdom often appears slow-witted