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Meaning of 乙

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Total strokes: 1; Radical: ; Structure: 乙 + *

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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: second of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干 ); ethyl; bent; winding; radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 5); ancient Chinese compass point: 105°
    Example Words:
    乙醇 [ chún ]: ethanol C2H5OH; same as alcohol 酒精
    乙烯 [ ]: ethylene; vinyl
    乙炔 [ quē ]: acetylene; ethyne C2H2
    乙酸 [ suān ]: acetic acid (CH3COOH); ethanoic acid
    乙丑 [ chǒu ]: second year B2 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1985 or 2045
  • Pinyin: zhé
    English Definition: turning stroke (in Chinese characters); see also