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:
    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)
    More: 切* | *切 | *切*
  • 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:

    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
    More: 切* | *切 | *切*
Example Sentences
This idea is not practical.
Always remember not to judge people by their appearance.
My boss and I have a close relationship.
The doctors in the hospital are very kind.
The doctor suggested he have his gallbladder removed.