Meaning of 察

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Pinyin: chá
English Definition: to examine; to inquire; to observe; to inspect; to look into; obvious; clearly evident; short name for Chahar Province 察哈尔
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ ] to sacrifice to, to worship
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Example Words
观察 guān chá to observe; to watch; to survey; to examine; observation; view; perspective; Classifiers:
考察 kǎo chá to inspect; to observe and study; on-the-spot investigation
警察 jǐng chá police; police officer; Classifiers:
检察 jiǎn chá to inspect; (law) to prosecute; to investigate
检察院 jiǎn chá yuàn prosecutor's office; procuratorate
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Example Sentences
The police are patrolling.
I was arrested by the police.
The examination results are disappointing.
The police surrounded the house.
The police officer arrested the suspect.