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Meaning of 蹊

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Pinyin:
English Definition: footpath
Chinese Definition:
①小路:“谚曰:桃李不言,下自成蹊。”蹊径(途径,如“独辟蹊蹊”)。
②践踏:“牵牛以蹊人之田而夺之牛”。
Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (foot) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
    • [ ] where, what, why, how
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Example Words
蹊径 jìng path; way
独辟蹊径 jìng to blaze a new trail (idiom); to display originality
另辟蹊径 lìng jìng to take an alternate route (idiom); to find an alternative; to take a different approach; to blaze a new trail
鼠蹊 shǔ groin
别开蹊径 bié kāi jìng to develop one's own style (idiom)
More: 蹊* | *蹊 | *蹊*
Example Sentences
1
Mary can't stand John. Why would she invite him to dinner ? Something fishy is going on.
2
Thousands of years ago, the great philosopher Mencius said: "A trail through the mountains, if used, becomes a path in a short time, but, if unused, becomes blocked by grass in an equally short time.
3
Thousands of years ago, the great philosopher Mencius said: "A trail through the mountains, if used, becomes a path in a short time, but, if unused, becomes blocked by grass in an equally short time."
4
Thousands of years ago, the great philosopher Mencius said: "A trail through the mountains, if used, becomes a path in a short time, but, if unused, becomes blocked by grass in an equally short time."