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Meaning of 蟹

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Pinyin: xiè
English Definition: crab
Chinese Definition:
①(螃蟹)节肢动物,水陆两栖。全身有甲壳,足有五对,前双足成钳状,称“。
②螯,横着爬。腹部分节,俗称“脐”,雄性脐呈长尖形,雌性脐呈椭圆形。简称“蟹”,如“河蟹”,“海蟹”,“蟹黄”,“蟹青”。

Total strokes: 19; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ jiě ] to explain; to loosen; to unfasten, to untie
    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
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Example Words:
螃蟹 [ páng xiè ]: crab; Classifiers:
和乐蟹 [ xiè ]: Hele crab
天蟹座 [ tiān xiè zuò ]: Cancer (constellation and sign of the zodiac); variant of 巨蟹座
寄居蟹 [ xiè ]: hermit crab
巨蟹 [ xiè ]: Cancer (star sign)
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