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Meaning of 劈

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Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] law, rule; to open up, to develop
    • [ dāo ] knife; old coin; measure
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to hack; to chop; to split open; (of lightning) to strike
    Chinese Definition:
    ①用刀斧或强力破开:劈杀。劈刺。劈成两半。
    ②雷电击坏或击毙:天打雷劈。
    ③冲着,正对着:劈头盖脑。
    ④两个斜面合成的纵截面呈三角形的简单机械,刀、斧、楔子等各种切削工具的刃都属于这一类(亦称“尖劈”)。

    Example Words:
    劈头盖脸 tóu gài liǎn lit. splitting the head and covering the face (idiom); fig. pelting (with rain etc); showering down
    劈面 miàn right in the face
    劈手 shǒu with a lightning move of the hand
    劈啪 (onom.) for crack, slap, clap, clatter etc
    劈柴 chái to chop firewood; to split logs
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to split in two; to divide
    Chinese Definition:
    ①分开:劈柴。劈成三股。
    ②分裂,使从原物上分开:把菜帮儿劈下来。
    ③腿或手指等过分叉开:劈叉。

    Example Words:
    劈柴 chái chopped wood; firewood
    劈叉 chà the splits (move in dancing); to do the splits; Taiwan pr. [pi3 cha1]
    劈腿 tuǐ to do the splits (gymnastics); (Tw) two-timing (in romantic relationships); Taiwan pr. [pi1 tui3]
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