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Meaning of 发

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(Trad.: 發, 髮)
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ yòu ] and, also, again, in addition
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to send out; to show (one's feeling); to issue; to develop; to make a bundle of money; classifier for gunshots (rounds)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①交付,送出:分发。发放。发行(批发)。
    ②放,射:发射。百发百中。焕发。
    ③表达,阐述:发表。发凡(陈述某一学科或一本书的要旨)。阐发。
    ④散开,分散:发散。
    ⑤开展,张大,扩大:发展。发扬。
    ⑥打开,揭露:发现。发掘。
    ⑦产生,出现:发生。发愤。奋发。
    ⑧食物因发酵或水浸而澎涨:发面。
    ⑨显现,显出:发病。发抖。发憷。
    ⑩开始动作:发动。
    ⑾引起,开启:启发。发人深省。
    ⑿公布,宣布:发布。发号施令。
    ⒀量词,用于枪弹、炮弹。
    ⒁收领。

    Example Words:
    发现 [ xiàn ]: to find; to discover
    发烧 [ shāo ]: to have a high temperature (from illness); to have a fever
    发展 [ zhǎn ]: development; growth; to develop; to grow; to expand
    发生 [ shēng ]: to happen; to occur; to take place; to break out
    出发 [ chū ]: to set off; to start (on a journey)
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: hair; Taiwan pr. [fa3]
    Chinese Definition:
    ①人的前额、双耳和头颈部以上生长的毛:头发。鬓发。怒发冲冠。
    ②收领。

    Example Words:
    理发 [ ]: a barber; hairdressing
    白发 [ bái ]: white or gray hair; Classifiers:
    毛发 [ máo ]: hair
    长发 [ cháng ]: long hair
    令人发指 [ lìng rén zhǐ ]: to make one's hair stand up in anger (idiom); to raise people's hackles
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