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Meaning of 海

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Pinyin: hǎi
English Definition: ocean; sea; Classifiers: ; great number of people or things; (dialect) numerous
Chinese Definition:
①很多的。[合]那年闹霍乱,死的人海啦!东西海着哩,管你们酒足饭饱。
②大的。[合]海碗;夸下海口;海灯(佛前的大型盆状油灯);海骂(大骂)。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
海洋 [ hǎi yáng ]: ocean; Classifiers:
海关 [ hǎi guān ]: customs (i.e. border crossing inspection); Classifiers:
海鲜 [ hǎi xiān ]: seafood
沿海 [ yán hǎi ]: coastal
海拔 [ hǎi ]: height above sea level; elevation
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