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Meaning of 竹

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Pinyin: zhú
English Definition: bamboo; Classifiers: ; Kangxi radical 118; "bamboo" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 118)
Chinese Definition:
①常绿多年生植物,春日生笋,茎有很多节,中间是空的,质地坚硬,种类很多。可制器物,又可做建筑材料:竹子。竹叶。竹笋。竹编(用竹篾编制的工艺品)。竹刻。
②指竹制管乐器:金石丝竹。
③中国古代乐器八音之一。
④姓氏。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictographic: Two stalks of bamboo
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    Example Words:
    竹子 [ zhú zi ]: bamboo; Classifiers:
    烟花爆竹 [ yān huā bào zhú ]: fireworks and crackers
    竹林 [ zhú lín ]: bamboo forest
    势如破竹 [ shì zhú ]: like a hot knife through butter (idiom); with irresistible force
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