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Meaning of 基

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Pinyin:
English Definition: base; foundation; basic; radical (chemistry); (slang) gay
Chinese Definition:
①建筑物的根脚:基石。基础。奠基。
②根本的,起始的:基本。基业。基层。基点。基准。
③根据:基于。
④化学上化合物的分子中所含的一部分子原子被看作是一个单位时,称作“基”:基团。基态。氨基。羧基。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] his, her, its, their; that
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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Example Words:
基础 [ chǔ ]: base; foundation; basis; underlying; Classifiers:
基本 [ běn ]: basic; fundamental; main; elementary
基因 [ yīn ]: gene (loanword)
基金 [ jīn ]: fund
基地 [ ]: base (of operations); industrial or military base; al-Qaeda
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