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Meaning of 室

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Pinyin: shì
English Definition: room; work unit; grave; scabbard; family or clan; one of the 28 constellations of Chinese astronomy
Chinese Definition:
①屋子,房间,亦指家:居室。教室。会客室。温室。引狼入室。
②家,家族:皇室。女有家,男有室。
③机关团体内部的工作单位:档案室。
④古指妻子(亦指为子娶妻或以女嫁人):妻室。继室。
⑤刀剑的鞘。
⑥墓穴。
⑦星名,二十八宿之一。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ zhì ] reach, arrive; very, extremely
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Example Words:
教室 [ jiào shì ]: classroom; Classifiers:
办公室 [ bàn gōng shì ]: office; business premises; bureau; Classifiers:
卧室 [ shì ]: bedroom; Classifiers:
实验室 [ shí yàn shì ]: laboratory; Classifiers:
室内 [ shì nèi ]: indoor
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