Meaning of 理

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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
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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