Meaning of 球

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Pinyin: qiú
English Definition: ball; sphere; globe; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (jade) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • king, ruler; royal; surname
    • to seek; to request, to demand; to beseech, to beg for
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Example Words:
排球 [ pái qiú ]: volleyball; Classifiers:
球迷 [ qiú ]: fan (ball sports); Classifiers:
地球 [ qiú ]: the earth; Classifiers:
乒乓球 [ pīng pāng qiú ]: table tennis; ping-pong; table tennis ball; Classifiers:
网球 [ wǎng qiú ]: tennis; tennis ball; Classifiers:
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