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Meaning of 阶

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(Trad.: 階)
Pinyin: jiē
English Definition: rank or step; stairs
Chinese Definition:
①为了便于上下,用砖石砌成的或就山势凿成的梯形的道:阶除(台阶)。阶墀(台阶)。阶级。阶下囚。台阶。
②等级,层次:阶层。官阶。军阶。音阶。
③凭借:阶缘(凭借,依附)。
④由来:阶祸。
⑤途径:阶段。

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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