Meaning of 锡

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(Trad.: 錫)
English Definition: tin (chemistry); to bestow; to confer; to grant; Taiwan pr. [xi2]
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (metal) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ ] to change; to exchange, to trade; simple, easy
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Example Words
锡矿 kuàng tin ore
锡箔 tinfoil
锡伯族 Xibo ethnic group of northeast China
锡剧 Wuxi 无锡 opera
焊锡 hàn solder
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Example Sentences
Instead, only buy a pack at a time, and only carry two or three with you at a time (try putting them in an Altoids tin).
It is the world's largest producer ofsilver, second-largest of copper and zinc and third-largest of tin.
Though he adored film, and had done so ever since he had swapped half his tin soldiers for his big brother's magic lantern, film-making made him "bleed too much".
I shall always remember David's expression when he found that our only tableware consisted of a couple of tin plates, a cup without a handle, and a thermos top!
The elements last for less than a second and join such familiar neighbors as carbon, gold, tin and zinc.