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Meaning of 层

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(Trad.: 層)
Pinyin: céng
English Definition: layer; stratum; laminated; floor (of a building); storey; classifier for layers; repeated; sheaf (math.)
Chinese Definition:
①重(chóng):层云。层峰。层浪。层叠。
②重复地:层出不穷。
③级:层次。阶层。上层。
④量词(a。用于重叠、积累的东西,如“五层楼”;b。用于可以分项分步的东西,如“还有一层顾虑”;c。用于可从物体表面揭开或抹去的东西,如“一层薄膜”)。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Simplified form of 層; 曾 provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • body, corpse
    • cloud; to say, to speak
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Example Words:
一层 [ céng ]: layer
层次 [ céng ]: layer; level; gradation; arrangement of ideas; (a person's) standing
阶层 [ jiē céng ]: hierarchy; stratum; social class
层出不穷 [ céng chū qióng ]: more and more emerge; innumerable succession; breeding like flies (idiom)
基层 [ céng ]: basic level; grassroots unit; basement layer
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