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Meaning of 差

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Ideographic: Work done by a sheep ; incompetence
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  • Pinyin: chà

    English Definition: to differ from; to fall short of; lacking; wrong; inferior; Taiwan pr. [cha1]
    Chinese Definition:
    ①错误:话说差了。
    ②不相当,不相合:差不多。
    ③缺欠:还差十元钱。
    ④不好,不够标准:差等。成绩差。

    Example Words:
    差不多 chà bu duō almost; nearly; more or less; about the same; good enough; not bad
    差劲 chà jìn bad; no good; below average; disappointing
    隔三差五 sān chà every few days (idiom)
    不差 chà not bad; OK
    相差 xiāng chà to differ; discrepancy between
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  • Pinyin: chā

    English Definition: difference; discrepancy; to differ; error; to err; to make a mistake
    Chinese Definition:
    ①不同,不同之点:差别。差距。差额。差价。
    ②大致还可以:差可。
    ③错误:差错。偏差。差池。
    ④数学上指减法运算中的得数:差数。四减二的差是二。

    Example Words:
    差距 chā disparity; gap
    差异 chā difference; discrepancy
    差别 chā bié difference; distinction; disparity
    偏差 piān chā bias; deviation
    误差 chā difference; error; inaccuracy
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  • Pinyin: chāi

    English Definition: to send; to commission; messenger; mission
    Chinese Definition:
    ①旧时指临时性的官职。[合]差官(朝廷临时派遣的官员;听候高官差遣的小官吏);差尉(太平天国低级军官)。
    ②徭役。[合]差徭(公务劳役);差役(徭役)。
    ③旧时官府中供差遣的人。[合]当差(做小官或当仆人);差门(听候差遗的门子)。
    ④被派遣去做的事。[例]兼差。

    Example Words:
    出差 chū chāi to go on an official or business trip
    差事 chāi shi errand; assignment; job; commission; Classifiers:
    差使 chāi shǐ to send; to assign; to appoint; servants of an official; official messenger
    公差 gōng chāi official errand; bailiff in a yamen
    钦差 qīn chāi imperial envoy
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