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Meaning of 根

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Pinyin: gēn
English Definition: root; basis; classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings; Classifiers: ; radical (chemistry)
Chinese Definition:
①高等植物茎干下部长在土里的部分:根植。根茎。根瘤。根毛。根雕。须根。块根。扎根。叶落归根。
②物体的基部和其他东西连着的部分:根底。根基。墙根儿。
③事物的本源:根源。根由。根本。知根知底。
④彻底:根除。根究。根治。
⑤依据,作为根本:根椐。
⑥量词,指长条的东西:两根筷子。
⑦数学上称一数开平方所得的值为“平方根”,开立方所得的值为“立方根”。
⑧数学上指代数方程式内未知数的值。
⑨化学上指带电的基:氨根。硫酸根。

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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • blunt; tough, chewy
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Example Words:
根源 [ gēn yuán ]: origin; root (cause)
归根到底 [ guī gēn dào ]: after all; in the final analysis; ultimately
根深蒂固 [ gēn shēn ]: deep-rooted (problem etc)
根本 [ gēn běn ]: fundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all; Classifiers:
根据 [ gēn ]: according to; based on; basis; foundation; Classifiers:
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