Meaning of 寺

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English Definition: Buddhist temple; mosque; government office (old)
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: An offering in your hand
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ cùn ] inch; small, tiny
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Example Words:
寺庙 [ miào ]: temple; monastery; shrine
寺院 [ yuàn ]: cloister; temple; monastery; Classifiers:
佛寺 [ ]: Buddhist temple
冏寺 [ jiǒng ]: same as 太仆寺 , Court of imperial stud, office originally charged with horse breeding
南普陀寺 [ nán tuó ]: Nanputuo Temple in Xiamen 厦门
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