Meaning of 堆

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Pinyin: duī
English Definition: to pile up; to heap up; a mass; pile; heap; stack; large amount
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ zhuī ] short-tailed bird; sparrow
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Example Words
堆积 duī to pile up; to heap; accumulation
堆放 duī fàng to pile up; to stack
反应堆 fǎn yìng duī reactor
火堆 huǒ duī bonfire; to open fire
堆砌 duī lit. to pile up (bricks); to pack; fig. to pad out (writing with fancy phrases); ornate rhetoric
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Example Sentences
She is washing a pile of apples.
There were some odds and ends piled up on the windowsill.
He lent me a pile of books.
The pile of dirt outside the window blocked the sunlight.
He made a heap of toys with wood.