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Meaning of 姜

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(Trad.: 薑)
Pinyin: jiāng
English Definition: ginger
Chinese Definition:
①多年生草本植物,地下茎黄色,味辣,可供调味用,亦可入药:生姜。姜汤。
②姓氏。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Simplified form of 薑; grass provides the meaning while provides the pronunciation
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生姜 shēng jiāng fresh ginger
姜黄 jiāng huáng turmeric
姜文 jiāng wén Jiang Wen (1963-), sixth generation Chinese movie director
孟姜女 mèng jiāng heroine of Qin dynasty 秦朝 folk tale, who searched for her husband, and whose tears broke down a stretch of the Great Wall to reveal his body
干姜 gān jiāng dried ginger
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