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Pinyin: xìng
English Definition: nature; character; property; quality; attribute; sexuality; sex; gender; suffix forming adjective from verb; suffix forming noun from adjective, corresponding to -ness or -ity; essence; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①人或事物的本身所具有的能力、作用等:性质。性格。性命(生命)。性能。个性。属性。
②性质,思想、感情等方面的表现:典型性。开放性。指令性。
③男女或雌雄的特质:性别。男性。女性。
④有关生物生殖的:性交。性欲。性爱。性感。性解放。
⑤表示名词(以及代词、形容词)的类别的语法范畴。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
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性格 [ xìng ]: nature; disposition; temperament; character; Classifiers:
性别 [ xìng bié ]: gender; sex; distinguishing between the sexes
性质 [ xìng zhì ]: nature; characteristic; Classifiers:
个性 [ xìng ]: individuality; personality
性能 [ xìng néng ]: function; performance
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