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Meaning of 切

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin: qiē

    English Definition: to cut; to slice; tangent (math)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用刀从上往下用力:切菜。切除。切磋(本义是把骨角玉石加工制成器物,引申为在业务、思想各方面互相吸取长处,纠正缺点,如“切切琢磨”)。
    Example Words:
    切除 qiē chú to excise; to cut out (a tumor)
    切割 qiē to cut
    一刀切 dāo qiē lit. to cut all at one stroke (idiom); to impose uniformity; one solution fits a diversity of problems; one size fits all
    切磋 qiē cuō to compare notes; to learn from one another; to swap pointers
    切入 qiē to cut into; to incise; to penetrate deeply into (a topic, area etc); cut (offensive moves in basketball)
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  • Pinyin: qiè

    English Definition: definitely; absolutely (not); (scoffing or dismissive interjection) Yeah, right.; Tut!; to grind; close to; eager; to correspond to; see also 反切
    Chinese Definition:
    ①密合,贴近:切当(dàng)。切肤(切身)。切己。亲切。
    ②紧急:急切。迫切。
    ③实在:切忌。恳切。
    ④旧时汉语标音的一种方法,用两个字,取上一字的声母与下一字的韵母拼成一个音。亦称“反切”。

    Example Words:
    一切 qiè everything; every; all
    密切 qiè close; familiar; intimate; closely (related); to foster close ties; to pay close attention
    亲切 qīn qiè amiable; cordial; close and dear; familiar
    切实 qiè shí feasible; realistic; practical; earnestly; conscientiously
    迫切 qiè urgent; pressing
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