Meaning of 折

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(Trad.: 摺)
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand wielding an axe
Character Formation:
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    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ jīn ] a catty (about 500 grams); an axe; keen, shrewd
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  • Pinyin: zhé

    English Definition: to break; to fracture; to snap; to suffer loss; to bend; to twist; to turn; to change direction; convinced; to convert into (currency); discount; rebate; tenth (in price); classifier for theatrical scenes; to fold; accounts book; variant of ; to fold
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    打折 [ zhé ]: to give a discount
    曲折 [ zhé ]: winding; (fig.) complicated
    折磨 [ zhé ]: to torment; to torture
    挫折 [ cuò zhé ]: setback; reverse; check; defeat; frustration; disappointment; to frustrate; to discourage; to set sb back; to blunt; to subdue
    转折 [ zhuǎn zhé ]: shift in the trend of events; turnaround; plot shift in a book; turn in the conversation
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  • Pinyin: shé

    English Definition: to break (e.g. stick or bone); a loss
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    折本 [ shé běn ]: a loss; to lose money
    折秤 [ shé chèng ]: discrepancy in weight
    折耗 [ shé hào ]: loss of goods; damage to goods; shrinkage
    折钱 [ shé qián ]: a loss; to lose money
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  • Pinyin: zhē

    English Definition: to turn sth over; to turn upside down; to tip sth out (of a container)
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    折腾 [ zhē teng ]: to toss from side to side (e.g. sleeplessly); to repeat sth over and over again; to torment sb; to play crazy; to squander (time, money)
    折箩 [ zhē luó ]: mixed dish of the food left over from a banquet
    折跟头 [ zhē gēn tou ]: to do a somersault; to turn head over heels
    折过儿 [ zhē guò r ]: to turn over
    朱云折槛 [ zhū yún zhē kǎn ]: Mr Zhu Yun breaks the railing (idiom); to challenge and admonish boldly
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