Meaning of 审

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(Trad.: 審)
Pinyin: shěn
English Definition: to examine; to investigate; carefully; to try (in court)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (courtroom) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ shēn ] to report; to extend; to explain; to declare
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Example Words
审批 shěn to examine and approve; to endorse
审查 shěn chá to examine; to investigate; to censor out; censorship
审议 shěn deliberation; pondering; due consideration
审判 shěn pàn a trial; to try sb
审美 shěn měi esthetics; appreciating the arts; taste
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Example Sentences
He spent a week in custody on remand awaiting sentence.
Why don't you judge for yourselves what is right?
Article 159 The people's court trying a case on appeal shall conclude the case within three months after docketing the case.
Their leaders put facts on the table and review what went right or wrong in the last round, in order to shore up strengths and pinpoint weaknesses and to encourage personal responsibility for actions.
They realize that if they go to trial before a jury and are found guilty, their own misconduct will have been highlighted by the testimony and the judge will tend to hand down a heavy punishment.