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Meaning of 脉

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(Trad.: 脈)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: Long vessels through one's body
Character Formation:
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    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ yǒng ] long; perpetual, eternal; forever
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  • Pinyin: mài

    English Definition: arteries and veins; vein (on a leaf, insect wing etc)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①分布在人和动物周身内的血管:脉络。脉理。
    ②动脉的跳动:脉搏。切脉(中医指诊脉)。脉口(中医切脉的部位)。脉息。脉象(指脉搏的形象与动态)。脉门(手腕部可以看到的桡动脉跳动的部分)。诊脉。
    ③像血管那样连贯而自成系统的东西:山脉。叶脉。矿脉。脉脉相承。

    Example Words:
    脉络 mài luò arteries and veins; network of blood vessels; vascular system (of a plant or animal); (fig.) fabric (i.e. underlying structure, as in "social fabric"); overall context
    脉搏 mài pulse (both medical and figurative)
    山脉 shān mài mountain range; Classifiers:
    一脉相承 mài xiāng chéng traceable to the same stock (idiom); of a common origin (of trends, ideas etc)
    血脉 xuè mài blood vessels
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: see 脉脉
    Chinese Definition:
    ①另见mài。
    Example Words:
    脉脉 affectionate; loving
    温情脉脉 wēn qíng full of tender feelings (idiom); tender-hearted
    含情脉脉 hán qíng full of tender feelings (idiom); tender-hearted
    情意脉脉 qíng amorous (idiom)
    柔情脉脉 róu qíng full of tender feelings (idiom); tender-hearted
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