Meaning of 拍

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Total strokes: 8; Radical: ; Structure: 扌 + 白
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Pinyin: pāi
English Definition: to pat; to clap; to slap; to swat; to take (a photo); to shoot (a film); racket (sports); beat (music)
Example Words:
拍摄 [ pāi shè ]: to film; to shoot (a picture)
拍子 [ pāi zi ]: beat (music); paddle-shaped object (flyswatter etc); racket (sports)
拍打 [ pāi da ]: to pat; to slap; (of a bird) to flap (one's wings)
一个巴掌拍不响 [ ge zhǎng pāi xiǎng ]: lit. one palm alone cannot clap (proverb); fig. it takes two persons to start a dispute; it takes two to tango; it's difficult to achieve anything without support
一拍两散 [ pāi liǎng sàn ]: (of marriage or business partners) to break up (idiom); to separate