Meaning of 初

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Pinyin: chū
English Definition: at first; (at the) beginning; first; junior; basic
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Cutting the cloth is the first step in making clothes
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Example Words:
最初 [ zuì chū ]: first; primary; initial; original; at first; initially; originally
初级 [ chū ]: junior; primary
初步 [ chū ]: initial; preliminary; tentative
当初 [ dāng chū ]: at that time; originally
起初 [ chū ]: originally; at first; at the outset
More: 初* | *初 | *初*
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