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Meaning of 哲

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Pinyin: zhé
English Definition: wise; a sage
Chinese Definition:
①有智慧:哲人。哲嗣(称别人子孙的敬辞)。哲理(关于宇宙和人生的原理)。哲学(关于自然知识和社会知识的概括)。
②聪明智慧的人:先哲。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhé ] to break, to snap; to fold, to bend; to bow; humble
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
哲学 zhé xué philosophy; Classifiers:
哲理 zhé philosophic theory; philosophy
哲人 zhé rén wise man
先哲 xiān zhé distinguished precursor; famous thinker of antiquity
明哲保身 míng zhé bǎo shēn a wise man looks after his own hide (idiom); to put one's own safety before matters of principle
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