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Meaning of 堂

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Pinyin: táng
English Definition: (main) hall; large room for a specific purpose; Classifiers: ; relationship between cousins etc on the paternal side of a family; of the same clan; classifier for classes, lectures etc; classifier for sets of furniture
Chinese Definition:
①正房,高大的房子:堂屋。堂客。堂倌。礼堂。澡堂。
②同祖父的亲属关系:堂房。堂兄弟。
③旧时官吏审案办事的地方:大堂。公堂。过堂。
④量词:上了一堂课。一堂家具。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shàng ] still, yet; even; fairly, rather
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
Example Words:
天堂 [ tiān táng ]: paradise; heaven
怀仁堂 [ huái rén táng ]: Huairen Hall or Huairentang, a building inside Zhongnanhai 中南海 , used as the main meeting place of the Politburo of the CCP
教堂 [ jiào táng ]: church; chapel; Classifiers:
课堂 [ táng ]: classroom; Classifiers:
学堂 [ xué táng ]: college; school (old)
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