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Meaning of 吉

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Pinyin:
English Definition: lucky; giga- (meaning billion or 10^9)
Chinese Definition:
①好,有利的,幸福的,与“凶”相对:吉利。吉祥。逢凶化吉。吉光片羽(喻残存的珍贵的文物)。
②吉利的日子:择吉。
③善,贤,美:吉人(善良,有才德的人)。吉人天相。
④中国吉林省的简称:吉剧。
⑤姓氏。

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Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: The words of a scholar
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shì ] scholar, gentleman; soldier
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words:
吉祥 [ xiáng ]: lucky; auspicious; propitious
吉列 [ liè ]: breaded and fried cutlet (loanword via Cantonese)
成吉思汗 [ chéng hán ]: Genghis Khan (1162-1227)
吉林 [ lín ]: Jilin province (Kirin) in northeast China, abbr. , capital 长春 ; also Jilin prefecture-level city, Jilin province
不吉 [ ]: unlucky; inauspicious; ominous
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