Meaning of 寄

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English Definition: to send; to mail; to entrust; to depend on; to attach oneself to; to live (in a house); to lodge; foster (son etc)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ ] strange, unusual, odd; uncanny, occult
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Example Words
寄托 tuō to entrust (to sb); to place (one's hope, energy etc) in; a thing in which you invest (your hope, energy etc)
寄予 to place (hope, importance etc) on; to express; to show; to give
邮寄 yóu to mail; to send by post
寄生 shēng to live in or on another organism as a parasite; to live by taking advantage of others; parasitism; parasitic
寄宿 to stay; to lodge; to board
More: 寄* | *寄 | *寄*
Example Sentences
Please send the book along to me.
All the workers gave up a day's pay to send money to the Hope primary school.
Why would anyone send mail to you here?
As her husband was a man of means, and had doubtless returned by this time, could she not send them the money?
I redirected his letters to his new house.