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Meaning of 子

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Pictographic: A child in a wrap, with outstretched arms but bundled legs
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    • [ lěliǎo ] clear; to finish; particle of completed action
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: son; child; seed; egg; small thing; 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat; Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位 ; ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①古代指儿女,现专指儿子:子女。子孙。子嗣。子弟(后辈人,年轻人)。
    ②植物的果实、种子:菜子。瓜子儿。子实。
    ③动物的卵:鱼子。蚕子。
    ④幼小的,小的:子鸡。子畜。子城。
    ⑤小而硬的颗粒状的东西:子弹(dàn)。棋子儿。
    ⑥与“母”相对:子金(利息)。子母扣。子音(辅音)。
    ⑦对人的称呼:男子。妻子。士子(读书人)。舟子(船夫)。才子。
    ⑧古代对人的尊称;称老师或称有道德、有学问的人:孔子。先秦诸子。
    ⑨地支的第一位,属鼠:子丑寅卯(喻有条不紊的层次或事物的条理)。
    ⑩用于计时:子时(夜十一点至一点)。子夜(深夜)。
    ⑾封建制度五等爵位的第四等:子爵。
    ⑿附加在名词、动词、形容词后,具有名词性(读轻声):旗子。乱子。胖子。
    ⒀个别量词后缀(读轻声):敲了两下子门。
    ⒁姓氏。

    Example Words:
    分子 fèn members of a class or group; political elements (such as intellectuals or extremists); part
    男子 nán a man; a male
    电子 diàn electronic; electron (particle physics)
    小子 xiǎo (literary) youngster; (old) young fellow (term of address used by the older generation); (old) I, me (used in speaking to one's elders)
    太子 tài crown prince
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  • Pinyin: zi

    English Definition: (noun suffix)
    Example Words:
    儿子 ér zi son
    日子 zi day; a (calendar) date; days of one's life
    房子 fáng zi house; building (single- or two-story); apartment; room; Classifiers: , , , ,
    妻子 zi wife; Classifiers:
    种子 zhǒng zi seed; Classifiers:
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