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Meaning of 石

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Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A rock at the base of a cliff
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ chǎng ] cliff; factory, workshop; building
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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  • Pinyin: shí

    English Definition: rock; stone; stone inscription; one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音
    Chinese Definition:
    ①构成地壳的矿物质硬块:石破天惊(喻文章议论新奇惊人)。
    ②指石刻:金石。
    ③指古代用来治病的针:药石。药石之言(喻规劝别人的话)。
    ④中国古代乐器八音之一。
    ⑤姓氏。

    Example Words:
    石头 [ shí tou ]: stone; Classifiers:
    石油 [ shí yóu ]: oil; petroleum
    岩石 [ yán shí ]: rock
    化石 [ huà shí ]: fossil
    钻石 [ zuàn shí ]: diamond; Classifiers:
  • Pinyin: dàn

    English Definition: dry measure for grain equal to ten dou ; ten pecks; one hundred liters
    Chinese Definition:
    ①中国市制容量单位,十斗为一石。
    Example Words:
    英石 [ yīng dàn ]: stone (British unit of mass equal to 14 pounds (about 6.3 kilograms))
    公石 [ gōng dàn ]: hectoliter; quintal
    石鼓 [ dàn ]: Dangu district of Hengyang city 衡阳市 , Hunan
    石鼓区 [ dàn ]: Dangu district of Hengyang city 衡阳市 , Hunan
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