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Meaning of 节

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(Trad.: 節)
Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: Simplified form of 節; sections of bamboo
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  • Pinyin: jié

    English Definition: festival; holiday; node; joint; section; segment; part; to economize; to save; to abridge; moral integrity; classifier for segments, e.g. lessons, train wagons, biblical verses; Classifiers:
    Chinese Definition:
    ①竹子或草木茎分枝长叶的部分:竹节。节外生枝。
    ②物体的分段或两段之间连接的部分:关节。两节车厢。
    ③段落,事项:节节(一段一段地,逐步)。节目。
    ④中国历法把一年分为二十四段,每段开始的名称:节气。节令。
    ⑤纪念日或庆祝宴乐的日子:节日。
    ⑥礼度:礼节。
    ⑦音调高低缓急的限度:节奏。节拍。节律。
    ⑧操守:节操。晚节。变节。高风亮节(高尚的品德和节操)。
    ⑨省减,限制:节省。节制。开源节流。
    ⑩略去,简略:节选。节录。
    ⑾古代出使外国所待的凭证:符节。使节。
    ⑿姓氏。

    Example Words:
    季节 [ jié ]: time; season; period; Classifiers:
    节目 [ jié ]: program; item (on a program); Classifiers:
    节日 [ jié ]: holiday; festival; Classifiers:
    节约 [ jié yuē ]: to economize; to conserve (resources); economy; frugal
    细节 [ jié ]: details; particulars
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  • Pinyin: jiē

    English Definition: see 节骨眼
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(节骨眼儿)喻关键的,能起决定性作用的环节或时机(“(節)骨”读轻声)。
    Example Words:
    节子 [ jiē zi ]: gnarl; knot
    节骨眼 [ jiē gu yǎn ]: (dialect) critical juncture; crucial moment; Taiwan pr. [jie2 gu5 yan3]
    节骨眼儿 [ jiē gu yǎn r ]: erhua variant of 节骨眼
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