Meaning of 寺

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English Definition: Buddhist temple; mosque; government office (old)
Chinese Definition:

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
清真寺 qīng zhēn mosque
寺院 yuàn cloister; temple; monastery; Classifiers:
佛寺 Buddhist temple
法源寺 yuán Fayuan or Source of the Law temple in Beijing
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