Meaning of 上

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  • Pinyin: shàng

    English Definition: on top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); to climb; to get onto; to go up; to attend (class or university)
    Example Words:
    上午 [ shàng ]: morning; Classifiers:
    上班 [ shàng bān ]: to go to work; to be on duty; to start work; to go to the office
    马上 [ shàng ]: at once; right away; immediately; on horseback (i.e. by military force)
    上网 [ shàng wǎng ]: to go online; to connect to the Internet; (of a document etc) to be uploaded to the Internet; (tennis, volleyball etc) to move in close to the net
    上当 [ shàng dàng ]: taken in (by sb's deceit); to be fooled; to be duped
    More: 上* | *上 | *上*
  • Pinyin: shǎng

    English Definition: see 上声
    Example Words:
    上声 [ shǎng shēng ]: falling and rising tone; third tone in modern Mandarin
    筵上 [ yán shǎng ]: feast
    More: 上* | *上 | *上*
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