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Meaning of 启

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(Trad.: 啟)
Pinyin:
English Definition: to open; to start; to initiate; to enlighten or awaken; to state; to inform; Qi son of Yu the Great (c. 2070-c. 1600 BC)
Chinese Definition:
①打开:启封。启门。某某启。启齿。
②开始:启用。启程。启运。
③开导:启迪。启发。启蒙。启示。启明(古代指太阳还没出来的时候,出现在东方天空的金星)。承上启下。
④陈述:启事。
⑤书信:书启。小启。
⑥开封承。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A door being opened
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ ] door; family
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
启动 dòng to start (a machine); (fig.) to set in motion; to launch (an operation); to activate (a plan)
启示 shì to reveal; to enlighten; enlightenment; revelation; illumination; moral (of a story etc); lesson
启发 to enlighten; to explain (a text etc); to stimulate (a mental attitude); enlightenment; revelation; motivation
开启 kāi to open; to start; (computing) to enable
启迪 to edify; enlightenment
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