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Meaning of 数

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(Trad.: 數)
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  • Pinyin: shǔ

    English Definition: to count; to count as; to regard as; to enumerate (sb's shortcomings)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①一个一个地计算:不可胜数。数九。
    ②比较起来突出:数得着。
    ③责备,列举过错:数落。
    ④谈论,述说:数说。数典忘祖(喻忘掉自己本来的情况,亦喻对于本国历史的无知)。

    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:
    ①表示、划分或计算出来的量:数目。数量。数词。数论(数学的一支,主要研究正整数的性质以及和它有关的规律)。数控。
    ②几,几个:数人。数日。
    ③技艺,学术:“今夫弈之为数,小数也”。
    ④命运,天命:天数。气数。

    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:
    ①屡次:数见不鲜(亦称“屡见不鲜”)。
    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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