Meaning of 服

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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A person putting on a coat
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yuè ] moon; month
    • Surround from upper left
      • [ jié ] seal; kneeling person
      • [ yòu ] and, also, again, in addition
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: clothes; dress; garment; to serve (in the military, a prison sentence etc); to obey; to be convinced (by an argument); to convince; to admire; to acclimatize; to take (medicine); mourning clothes; to wear mourning clothes
    Example Words:
    服务员 [ yuán ]: waiter; waitress; attendant; customer service personnel; Classifiers:
    克服 [ ]: (try to) overcome (hardships etc); to conquer; to put up with; to endure
    服装 [ zhuāng ]: dress; clothing; costume; clothes; Classifiers:
    说服 [ shuō ]: to persuade; to convince; to talk sb over; Taiwan pr. [shui4 fu2]
    佩服 [ pèi ]: to admire
    More: 服* | *服 | *服*
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: classifier for medicine: dose; Taiwan pr. [fu2]
    Example Words:
    舌下含服 [ shé xià hán ]: sublingual administration (medicine)
    More: 服* | *服 | *服*
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