Meaning of 阶

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(Trad.: 階)
Pinyin: jiē
English Definition: rank or step; stairs
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hill) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] place, town, city
    • [ jiè ] agent, go-between, intermediary; to introduce; shell, armor
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Example Words:
阶段 [ jiē duàn ]: stage; section; phase; period; Classifiers:
台阶 [ tái jiē ]: steps; flight of steps; step (over obstacle); fig. way out of an embarrassing situation; bench (geology)
阶层 [ jiē céng ]: hierarchy; stratum; social class
资产阶级 [ chǎn jiē ]: the capitalist class; the bourgeoisie
阶级 [ jiē ]: (social) class; Classifiers:
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