Meaning of 基

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English Definition: base; foundation; basic; radical (chemistry); (slang) gay
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
基地 [ ]: base (of operations); industrial or military base; al-Qaeda
基层 [ céng ]: basic level; grassroots unit; basement layer
基金 [ jīn ]: fund
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