Meaning of 剪

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Pinyin: jiǎn
English Definition: scissors; shears; clippers; Classifiers: ; to cut with scissors; to trim; to wipe out or exterminate
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ qián ] in front, forward; former, preceding
    • [ dāo ] knife; old coin; measure
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Example Words
剪纸 jiǎn zhǐ papercutting (Chinese folk art); to make paper cutouts
剪刀 jiǎn dāo scissors; Classifiers:
剪彩 jiǎn cǎi to cut the ribbon (at a launching or opening ceremony)
剪影 jiǎn yǐng paper-cut silhouette; outline; sketch
修剪 xiū jiǎn to prune; to trim
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