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Meaning of 铁

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(Trad.: 鐵)
Pinyin: tiě
English Definition: iron (metal); arms; weapons; hard; strong; violent; unshakeable; determined; close; tight (slang)
Chinese Definition:
①一种金属元素,工业上用途极广,可以炼钢,可制各种器械,亦是生物体中不可缺少的物质。
②形容坚硬:铁拳。铁军。铁骑。金戈铁马。铁汉。铁蹄。铁腕。
③形容确定不移:铁铮铮。铁的纪律。铁证。
④形容刚正:铁面无私。
⑤形容表情严肃:他总是铁着脸。
⑥黑色:铁骊。铁青。
⑦兵器的代称:手无寸铁。
⑧姓氏。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ shī ] to lose; to make a mistake, to neglect
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Example Words
铁路 tiě railroad; railway; Classifiers:
钢铁 gāng tiě steel
地铁 tiě subway; metro
铁人 tiě rén Ironman
铁军 tiě jūn invincible army
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