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Essential Chinese Characters Writing 2: 抽 Draw
Beginner Level 1 (What is it?)
Source: CRI Radio
 

抽 chōu draw forth;put forth; sprout; bud

 
Examples:

1) draw; take out from in between
从皮包里面抽出一封信来。
Take out a letter from the briefcase.

随便抽出三张牌来。
Draw any three cards from the pack.

2) take a part from a whole
抽出部分资金办教育
divert part of the funds for educational purposes

抽时间读点哲学书
try to find time to read a few books on philosophy.

 
Others:

1) 抽查selective examination
抽查作业
spotcheck the students’ homework

对本市卫生情况进行抽查
make a random sampling of the city’s hygiene conditions


2) 抽象abstraction
科学的抽象
scientific abstraction

抽象概念
abstract concept

从具体到抽象
proceed from the concrete to the abstract

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