Meaning of 块

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(Trad.: 塊)
Pinyin: kuài
English Definition: lump (of earth); chunk; piece; classifier for pieces of cloth, cake, soap etc; (coll.) classifier for money and currency units
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ guài ] decisive, certain; parted; fork
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Example Words
板块 bǎn kuài slab; (geology) tectonic plate; (fig.) sector (of the stock market or of industry); (economic) bloc
模块 kuài module (in software); functional unit; component part
方块 fāng kuài cube; block; square; rectangle; diamond ♦ (in card games)
块头 kuài tóu size; body size
方块字 fāng kuài Chinese characters
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Example Sentences
He had a bruise just below his right eye.
I grow hardly a half acre of corn in narrow strips, with clover between the strips, on land that is almost level.
The proprietor is trying to improve the land.
She cut the meat into small pieces.
This minimizes the number of unusable small chunks.