Meaning of 数

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(Trad.: 數)
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (script) conveys the meaning.
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    • [ lóu ] a constellation; to wear; surname
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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  • Pinyin: shǔ

    English Definition: to count; to count as; to regard as; to enumerate (sb's shortcomings)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    如数家珍 shǔ jiā zhēn lit. as if enumerating one's family valuables (idiom); fig. to be very familiar with a matter
    数落 shǔ luo to enumerate sb's shortcomings; to criticize; to scold; to talk on and on
    屈指可数 zhǐ shǔ can be counted on one's fingers (idiom); very few
    数不胜数 shǔ shèng shǔ too many to count (idiom); innumerable
    倒数 dào shǔ to count backwards (from 10 down to 0); to count down; from the bottom (lines on a page); from the back (rows of seats)
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  • Pinyin: shù

    English Definition: number; figure; several; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    数量 shù liàng amount; quantity; Classifiers: ; quantitative
    数字 shù numeral; digit; number; figure; amount; digital (electronics etc); Classifiers:
    数据 shù data; numbers; digital
    人数 rén shù number of people
    大多数 duō shù (great) majority
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  • Pinyin: shuò

    English Definition: frequently; repeatedly
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    数见不鲜 shuò jiàn xiān a common occurrence (idiom)
    频数 pín shuò (literary) frequent; repeated
    不可数集 shuò uncountable set (math.)
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