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Meaning of 乃

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Pinyin: nǎi
English Definition: to be; thus; so; therefore; then; only; thereupon
Chinese Definition:
①才:今乃得之。“断其喉,尽其肉,乃去”。
②是,为:乃大丈夫也。
③竟:乃至如此。
④于是,就:“因山势高峻,乃在山腰休息片时”。
⑤你,你的:乃父。乃兄。“家祭无忘告乃翁”。

Total strokes: 2; Radical: 丿
Ideographic: A pregnant woman; compare
Character Formation:
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Example Words
乃至 nǎi zhì and even; to go so far as to
乃是 nǎi shì equivalent to either
木乃伊 nǎi mummy (preserved corpse) (loanword)
康乃馨 kāng nǎi xīn carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) (loanword)
西乃 nǎi Sinai
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