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Meaning of 切

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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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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:
    切分音 [ qiē fēn yīn ]: syncopation
    切断 [ qiē duàn ]: to cut off; to sever
    切线 [ qiē xiàn ]: tangent line (geometry)
    切割 [ qiē ]: to cut
    切除 [ qiē chú ]: to excise; to cut out (a tumor)
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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
    迫切 [ qiè ]: urgent; pressing
    切实 [ qiè shí ]: feasible; realistic; practical; earnestly; conscientiously
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