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Meaning of 拿

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Pinyin:
English Definition: to hold; to seize; to catch; to apprehend; to take; (used in the same way as : to mark the following noun as a direct object)
Chinese Definition:
①用手取,握在手里:拿笔。拿枪。
②掌握,把握:拿主意。拿权。拿手。
③挟制:拿捏(故意刁难人,要挟人)。拿大(自以为比别人强,看不起人,摆架子)。
④侵蚀,侵害:让药水拿白了。
⑤逮捕,捉:拿获。擒拿。拿问。
⑥攻下,占领:一定要把敌人的碉堡拿下来。
⑦介绍,引出对象,相当于“把”:我拿你当亲人看待。
⑧介词,引出所凭借的工具、材料、方法等,相当于“用”:拿笔来写。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] to combine, to join, to unite; to gather
    • [ shǒu ] hand
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Example Words:
拿手 [ shǒu ]: expert in; good at
拿出 [ chū ]: to take out; to put out; to provide; to put forward (a proposal); to come up with (evidence)
拿起 [ ]: to pick up
拿来 [ lái ]: to bring; to fetch; to get
加拿大 [ jiā ]: Canada; Canadian
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