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Meaning of 彼

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Pinyin:
English Definition: that; those; (one) another
Chinese Definition:
①那,那个:彼岸。此起彼伏。[例]他,对方:知己知彼。彼此。
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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (step) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chì ] to step with the left foot
    • [ ] skin, hide, fur, feathers
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Example Words
彼此 each other; one another
彼岸 àn the other shore; (Buddhism) paramita
此起彼伏 up here, down there (idiom); to rise and fall in succession; no sooner one subsides, the next arises; repeating continuously; occurring again and again (of applause, fires, waves, protests, conflicts, uprisings etc)
知己知彼 zhī zhī know yourself, know your enemy (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孙子兵法 )
顾此失彼 shī lit. to attend to one thing and lose sight of another (idiom); fig. to be unable to manage two or more things at once; cannot pay attention to one thing without neglecting the other
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