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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
上海 shàng hǎi Shanghai municipality, central east China, abbr. to
海洋 hǎi yáng ocean; Classifiers:
海外 hǎi wài overseas; abroad
海关 hǎi guān customs (i.e. border crossing inspection); Classifiers:
海军 hǎi jūn navy
More: 海* | *海 | *海*
Example Sentences
1
Have another one. You can hold your liquor.
2
Why did You send our missiles into the sea.
3
Her favourite color is blue. Because blue is the color of the sky and the sea.
4
We have learned to fly in the air like birds and swim in the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers.
5
I hope you will be magnanimous enough to excuse any incorrect behaviour on my part.