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Meaning of 谢

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(Trad.: 謝)
Pinyin: xiè
English Definition: to thank; to apologize; to wither (of flowers, leaves etc); to decline
Chinese Definition:
①对别人的帮助或赠与表示感激:谢谢。谢仪。谢忱(谢意)。谢恩。谢意。面谢。致谢。感谢。
②认错,道歉:谢过。谢罪。
③推辞:谢绝。闭门谢客。
④凋落,衰退:谢顶。谢世(去世)。凋谢。新陈代谢。
⑤告诉,询问:“使人称谢:‘皇帝敬劳将军’”。
⑥逊,不[例]锦江何谢曲江池?”
⑦古同“榭”,建在台上的房屋。
⑧姓氏。

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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ shè ] to shoot, to eject, to emit
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Example Words:
谢谢 [ xiè xie ]: to thank; thanks; thank you
感谢 [ gǎn xiè ]: (express) thanks; gratitude; grateful; thankful; thanks
新陈代谢 [ xīn chén dài xiè ]: metabolism (biology); the new replaces the old (idiom)
谢绝 [ xiè jué ]: to refuse politely
代谢 [ dài xiè ]: replacement; substitution; metabolism (biol.)
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