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Pinyin: shāng
English Definition: commerce; merchant; dealer; to consult; 2nd note in pentatonic scale; quotient (as in 智商 , intelligence quotient)
Chinese Definition:
①两个以上的人在一起计划、讨论:商量。商讨。商议。商定。商榷。商酌(商量斟酌)。相商。磋商。洽商。协商。
②买卖,生意:商业。商店。商界。商品。商标。
③古指行商(坐商为“贾”,后泛指做买卖的人,亦用以指从事私营工商业的人):商人。商贩。商贾(商人)。商旅。
④数学上指除法运算中的得数:商数。
⑤中国朝代名:商代。
⑥中国古代五音之一,相当于简谱“2”。
⑦星名,二十八宿之一,即“心宿”。
⑧姓氏。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bright) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • Above to below
    • [ jiǒng ] bright, brilliant; clear; hot
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Example Words
商品 shāng pǐn commodity; goods; merchandise; Classifiers:
商业 shāng business; trade; commerce
工商 gōng shāng industry and commerce
协商 xié shāng to consult with; to talk things over; agreement
商店 shāng diàn store; shop; Classifiers:
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