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Meaning of 鲸

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(Trad.: 鯨)
Pinyin: jīng
English Definition: whale
Chinese Definition:
①生长在海洋中的哺乳动物,形状像鱼,胎生,鼻孔在头的上部,用肺呼吸。体长可达三十米,是现在世界上最大的动物。肉可食,脂肪可以做油(俗称“鲸鱼”):鲸吞。鲸鲵(即“鲸”,喻凶恶的人)。
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fish) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
座头鲸 [ zuò tóu jīng ]: humpback whale
抹香鲸 [ xiāng jīng ]: sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus); cachalot
捕鲸 [ jīng ]: whaling
捕鲸船 [ jīng chuán ]: whaler; whale catcher
杀人鲸 [ shā rén jīng ]: killer whale (Orcinus orca)
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