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
初步 chū initial; preliminary; tentative
最初 zuì chū first; primary; initial; original; at first; initially; originally
当初 dāng chū at that time; originally
初期 chū initial stage; beginning period
年初 nián chū beginning of the year
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