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Meaning of 拍

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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)
Chinese Definition:
①用手掌打:拍击。拍掌。拍抚。拍案叫绝。
②浪涛冲击:拍岸。
③拍打东西的用具:拍子(亦是计算乐音长短的单位)。
④乐曲的节奏:拍节。
⑤摄影:拍摄。拍照。拍片子。
⑥发出:拍发。拍电报。
⑦阿谀,巴结:拍马屁。吹吹拍拍。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
拍摄 pāi shè to film; to shoot (a picture)
拍卖 pāi mài to auction; auction sale; to sell at a reduced price
拍照 pāi zhào to take a picture
拍打 pāi da to pat; to slap; (of a bird) to flap (one's wings)
拍手 pāi shǒu to clap one's hands
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