Meaning of 剑

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(Trad.: 劍)
Pinyin: jiàn
English Definition: double-edged sword; Classifiers: ; classifier for blows of a sword
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
击剑 jiàn fencing (sport)
宝剑 bǎo jiàn (double-edged) sword; Classifiers:
利剑 jiàn sharp sword
双刃剑 shuāng rèn jiàn double-edged sword (lit. and fig.)
佩剑 pèi jiàn sword; (fencing) saber
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Example Sentences
"What do you know about swords?" She spat the words at him as if they hurt her.
When the boat stopped, the man jumped into the water to look for his sword.
I know what a sword knows.
Like a sword that can cut through the toughest of materials, your concentration and determination can overcome the most ambitious goals.
He offered to avouch his innocence with his sword.