Meaning of 继

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(Trad.: 繼)
English Definition: to continue; to follow after; to go on with; to succeed; to inherit; then; afterwards
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] silk; thread
    • Surround from lower left
      • [ ] rice, millet, grain
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Example Words
继续 to continue; to proceed with; to go on with
继承 chéng to inherit; to succeed to (the throne etc); to carry on (a tradition etc)
相继 xiāng in succession; following closely
继而 ér then; afterwards
继往开来 wǎng kāi lái to follow the past and herald the future (idiom); part of a historical transition; forming a bridge between earlier and later stages
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Example Sentences
We still have to keep working hard.
Both sides agree to continue cooperation in the future.
Folk songs inherit the history and tradition of a nation.
We decided to continue to cooperate and help each other.
Whether you love me or not, I will continue to work hard.