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Meaning of 架

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Pinyin: jià
English Definition: to support; frame; rack; framework; classifier for planes, large vehicles, radios etc
Chinese Definition:
①用做支承的东西:书架。衣架。绞架。
②支承,搀扶:架桥。架不住。架空。
③互相殴打,争吵:打架。劝架。
④量词,多指有支柱或有机械的东西:五架飞机。
⑤捏造,虚构:架词诬控。
⑥古同“驾”,凌驾。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ jiā ] to add to, to increase, to augment
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words:
吵架 [ chǎo jià ]: to quarrel; to have a row; quarrel; Classifiers:
书架 [ shū jià ]: bookshelf; Classifiers:
打架 [ jià ]: to fight; to scuffle; to come to blows; Classifiers:
框架 [ kuàng jià ]: frame; framework; fig. pattern; outline; organizing plan
绑架 [ bǎng jià ]: to kidnap; to abduct; to hijack; a kidnapping; abduction; staking
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