Meaning of 街

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Pinyin: jiē
English Definition: street; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ xíng ] to go, to walk, to move; professional
    • [ guī ] jade tablet
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Example Words
街道 jiē dào street; Classifiers: ; subdistrict; residential district
街头 jiē tóu street
大街 jiē street; main street; Classifiers:
上街 shàng jiē to go onto the streets; to go shopping
大街小巷 jiē xiǎo xiàng great streets and small alleys (idiom); everywhere in the city
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Example Sentences
We live across the street.
Yesterday I saw a friend of mine across the street.
My friend lives across the street.
She hangs around with a boy who lives up the street.
You can get some at the pharmacy across the street.