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Meaning of 革

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Pinyin:
English Definition: animal hide; leather; to reform; to remove; to expel (from office)
Chinese Definition:
①去了毛经过加工的兽皮:皮革。革履(皮鞋)。革囊。
②改变:革新。革命(a.原意是改变命运;b.现指改变社会制度、建立新社会的群众运动;c.亦指改造旧技术、旧思想的运动)。改革。变革。
③取消,除掉:革除。革职。革故鼎新(去除旧的,建立新的)。
④中国古代乐器八音之一,如鼓等。
⑤姓氏。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictographic: An animal being skinned
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Example Words
革命 mìng revolution; revolutionary (politics); Classifiers:
改革 gǎi reform; Classifiers: ; to reform
改革开放 gǎi kāi fàng to reform and open to the outside world; refers to Deng Xiaoping's policies from around 1980
变革 biàn to transform; to change
文化大革命 wén huà mìng Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)
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