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Meaning of 继

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(Trad.: 繼)
Pinyin:
English Definition: to continue; to follow after; to go on with; to succeed; to inherit; then; afterwards
Chinese Definition:
①连续,接着:继续。继任。继承。继武(足迹前后相接,喻后人接续前人的事业)。继往开来。前仆后继。
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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