Meaning of 颗

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(Trad.: 顆)
English Definition: classifier for small spheres, pearls, corn grains, teeth, hearts, satellites etc
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (grain) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
颗粒 kernel; granule; granulated (sugar, chemical product)
一颗老鼠屎坏了一锅汤 lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le guō tāng lit. a piece of rat feces spoiled the whole pot of soup (idiom); fig. one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch
一颗老鼠屎坏了一锅粥 lǎo shǔ shǐ huài le guō zhōu see 一粒老鼠屎坏了一锅粥
细颗粒物 fine particle (PM 2.5); fine particulate matter (air pollution etc)
颗粒归仓 guī cāng Every grain should be sent to the granary. (idiom)
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Example Sentences
You look at a star for two reasons, because it is luminous, and because it is impenetrable.
Every Saturday since then, I have taken one marble out and thrown it away.
It will appear bluish-white, just above and to the left of the last two stars in the Big Dipper.
In South Africa, Global English therefore represents the cultural equivalent of a neutron bomb.
With good reason - it is now an unavoidable truth that the health of the planet is linked to the health of its people.