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Meaning of 鲤

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(Trad.: 鯉)
Pinyin:
English Definition: carp
Chinese Definition:
①(鲤鱼)体侧扁,嘴边有长短触须各一对,肉可食。
②(鲤庭)指受父训之处,亦借指父训。
③书信的代称,因中国唐代传递的书信以尺素结成双鲤鱼形。

Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fish) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] fish
    • [ ] unit of distance equal to 0.5km; village; lane
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Example Words
鲤鱼 carp
鲤城 chéng Licheng district of Quanzhou city 泉州市 , Fujian
鲤城区 chéng Licheng district of Quanzhou city 泉州市 , Fujian
鲤鱼跳龙门 tiào lóng mén to make a significant advance in one's career (idiom); to get one's big break
鲮鲤 líng pangolin (Manis pentadactylata); scaly ant-eater
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