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
And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests.
On Friday, I went to the Grand Fayçal Mosque when they displayed the bodies from Donka morgue, but his body wasn' t there.
With their highly good old factory and auditory powers and sometimes visual powers, much greater than ours, they can detect what's worth their attention or not.
But the dog smelt the man's fear, and turned and ran away from him faster than it had ever run in its life.
Women's rights groups welcomed the verdict after demonstrating outside of the court Thursday to show solidarity with Mr. Katsav's accusers.