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Meaning of 掌

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Pinyin: zhǎng
English Definition: palm of the hand; sole of the foot; paw; horseshoe; to slap; to hold in one's hand; to wield
Chinese Definition:
①手心,脚心:掌心。手掌。脚掌。鼓掌。易如反掌。
②用巴掌打:掌嘴。
③把握,主持,主管:掌管。掌权。掌勺。掌柜。
④鞋底或牲口蹄子底下的东西:鞋掌。马掌儿。
⑤(掌故)关于历史人物、典章制度等的故事或传说。
⑥姓氏。

Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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掌握 [ zhǎng ]: to grasp (often fig.); to control; to seize (initiative, opportunity, destiny); to master; to know well; to understand sth well and know how to use it; fluency
鼓掌 [ zhǎng ]: to applaud; to clap
掌声 [ zhǎng shēng ]: applause; Classifiers:
手掌 [ shǒu zhǎng ]: palm
掌柜 [ zhǎng guì ]: shopkeeper
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