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Meaning of 鹊

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(Trad.: 鵲)
Pinyin: què
English Definition: magpie
Chinese Definition:
①指喜鹊鸟。民间传说听见它叫将有喜事来临。简称“鹊”,如“鹊报”(指喜鹊报喜),“鹊起”(喻兴起,崛起),“鹊桥”。
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bird) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
鹊桥 [ què qiáo ]: magpie bridge across the Milky Way between Altair and Vega where Cowherd and Weaving maid 牛郎织女 are allowed an annual meeting
鹊巢鸠占 [ què cháo jiū zhàn ]: the magpie made a nest, the turtledove dwells in it (idiom); to reap where one has not sown
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