Meaning of 膝

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English Definition: knee
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (flesh) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • meat, flesh; organic compound
    • [ ] the varnish tree; varnish, lacquer; paint
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Example Words
膝盖 gài knee; (Internet slang) to kneel down (in admiration)
膝下 xià at the knee (in reference to children); (salutation used in letters to parents or grandparents)
促膝谈心 tán xīn to sit side-by-side and have a heart-to-heart talk (idiom)
卑躬屈膝 bēi gōng to bow and bend the knee (idiom); fawning; bending and scraping to curry favor
奴颜婢膝 yán servile and bending the knee (idiom); fawning; bending and scraping to curry favor
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Example Sentences
Ouch! I fell down and cut my knee!
She fell down and hurt her knee.
The athlete had to withdraw due to a knee injury.
She has a cat, which sleeps on her lap every night.