Meaning of 周

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(Trad.: 週)
Pinyin: zhōu
English Definition: week; weekly; variant of ; to make a circuit; to circle; circle; circumference; lap; cycle; complete; all; all over; thorough; to help financially
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: Border around land with a well
Character Formation:
  • Surround from above
    • [ jiōng ] wide
    • Above to below
      • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
      • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
周围 zhōu wéi surroundings; environment; to encompass
周年 zhōu nián anniversary; annual
周刊 zhōu kān weekly publication; weekly
周边 zhōu biān periphery; rim; surroundings; all around; perimeter; peripheral (computing); spin-offs
周期 zhōu period; cycle
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Example Sentences
Tomorrow is the weekend.
The restaurant is closed on Sundays.
He will come back on Friday.
He stopped and looked around.
It is said that practice makes perfect.