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Meaning of 臺

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(Simplified: 台)
Pinyin: tái
English Definition: Taiwan (abbr.); platform; stage; terrace; stand; support; station; broadcasting station; classifier for vehicles or machines
Chinese Definition:
①高平的建築物:亭臺樓閣。
②像臺的東西,器物的座子:井臺。窗臺。燈臺。
③敬辭,用於稱呼對方或與對方有關的事物:臺鑒。臺甫。
④量詞:一臺戲。
⑤臺灣省的簡稱:臺胞。臺幣。
⑥桌子、案子:寫字檯。
⑦發生在太平洋西部熱帶海洋上的一種極猛烈的風暴,稱“颱風”。
⑧姓氏。

Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Ideographic: A man standing on a raised dais
Character Formation:
  • Above to middle and below
    • [ ] lucky, propitious, good
    • [ ] cover
    • [ zhì ] reach, arrive; very, extremely
Example Words:
臺灣 [ tái wān ]: Taiwan
臺階 [ tái jiē ]: steps; flight of steps; step (over obstacle); fig. way out of an embarrassing situation; bench (geology)
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