Meaning of 拆

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Pinyin: chāi
English Definition: to tear open; to tear down; to tear apart; to open
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ chì ] to scold, to upbraid; to accuse, to blame; to reproach
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Example Words
拆迁 chāi qiān to demolish a building and relocate the inhabitants
拆除 chāi chú to tear down; to demolish; to dismantle; to remove
拆借 chāi jiè short-term loan
拆卸 chāi xiè to unload; to dismantle
拆毁 chāi huǐ to dismantle; to demolish
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