Meaning of 姜

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(Trad.: 薑)
Pinyin: jiāng
English Definition: ginger
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Simplified form of 薑; grass provides the meaning while provides the pronunciation
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Example Words
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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Example Sentences
"I bet you like being called a ginger!" I yelled at her. Her nostrils flared.
Her hair was true auburn, neither ginger nor brown, but deep and burnished copper color, and it fell to her waist in tresses that men would kill for, and indeed often had.
I bet you like being called a ginger!
His suggestions: use basil, ginger, vanilla or - in this case, strawberry.
We went for a dog broth, simmered for four hours, with Sichuan pepper and ginger.