Meaning of 武

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English Definition: martial; military
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: To stop someone with an arrow
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ ] one; a, an; alone
    • Surround from upper right
      • [ ] to catch, to arrest; to shoot with a bow
      • [ zhǐ ] to stop, to halt; to detain; to desist
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Example Words
武器 weapon; arms; Classifiers:
武装 zhuāng arms; equipment; to arm; military; armed (forces)
武汉 hàn Wuhan city on Changjiang, subprovincial city and capital of Hubei province
武警 jǐng armed police
武术 shù military skill or technique (in former times); all kinds of martial art sports (some claiming spiritual development); self-defense; tradition of choreographed fights from opera and film (recent usage); also called kungfu 功夫 ; Classifiers:
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