Meaning of 梨

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English Definition: pear; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (tree) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] gains, advantage, profit, merit
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
Example Words:
南美梨 [ nán měi ]: avocado (Persea americana)
士多啤梨 [ shì duō ]: strawberry (loanword)
孔融让梨 [ kǒng róng ràng ]: Kong Rong giving up pears, classic moral story about Kong Rong 孔融 picking up smaller pears while leaving the bigger ones to his older brothers, still used nowadays to educate the young on courtesy and modesty
山梨 [ shān ]: rowan or mountain-ash (genus Sorbus)
山梨县 [ shān xiàn ]: Yamanashi prefecture, Japan
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