Meaning of 下

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Pinyin: xià
English Definition: down; downwards; below; lower; later; next (week etc); second (of two parts); to decline; to go down; to arrive at (a decision, conclusion etc); measure word to show the frequency of an action
Total strokes: 3; Radical:
Ideographic: One stroke under another; compare (above)
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • [ bo ] divination, fortune-telling; prophecy
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Example Words:
下午 [ xià ]: afternoon; Classifiers: ; p.m.
下雨 [ xià ]: to rain
一下 [ xià ]: (used after a verb) give it a go; to do (sth for a bit to give it a try); one time; once; in a while; all of a sudden; all at once
下载 [ xià zǎi ]: to download; also pr. [xia4 zai4]
下属 [ xià shǔ ]: subordinate; underling
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