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Pinyin:
English Definition: texture; grain (of wood); inner essence; intrinsic order; reason; logic; truth; science; natural science (esp. physics); to manage; to pay attention to; to run (affairs); to handle; to put in order; to tidy up
Chinese Definition:
①物质本身的纹路、层次,客观事物本身的次序:心理。肌理。条理。事理。
②事物的规律,是非得失的标准,根据:理由。理性。理智。理论。理喻。理解。理想。道理。理直气壮。
③自然科学,有时特指“物理学”:理科,数理化。理疗。
④按事物本身的规律或依据一定的标准对事物进行加工、处置:理财。理事。管理。自理。修理。总理。
⑤对别人的言行作出反应:理睬。答理。
⑥古代指狱官、法官。
⑦姓氏。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (king) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ wáng ] king, ruler; royal; surname
    • [ ] unit of distance equal to 0.5km; village; lane
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Example Words:
经理 [ jīng ]: manager; director; Classifiers:
管理 [ guǎn ]: to supervise; to manage; to administer; management; administration; Classifiers:
理解 [ jiě ]: to comprehend; to understand; comprehension; understanding
理想 [ xiǎng ]: an ideal; a dream; ideal; perfect
整理 [ zhěng ]: to arrange; to tidy up; to sort out; to straighten out; to list systematically; to collate (data, files); to pack (luggage)
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