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Meaning of 鼓

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Pinyin:
English Definition: drum; Classifiers: ; to drum; to strike; to rouse; to bulge; to swell
Chinese Definition:
①打击乐器,圆柱形,中空,两头蒙皮:鼓乐。鼓角(jiǎo)。大鼓。
②形状、声音、作用像鼓的:耳鼓。石鼓。
③敲击或拍打使发出声音:鼓吹。鼓噪。
④发动,使振作起来:鼓励。鼓动。鼓舞。一鼓作气。
⑤高起,凸出:鼓包。鼓胀。
⑥古代夜间击鼓以报时,一鼓即一更。
⑦饱瘪泄。

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Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (drum) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ zhù ] drum
    • [ zhī ] to support, to sustain; to withdraw, to pay; a branch (of a bank)
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Example Words:
鼓励 [ ]: to encourage
鼓舞 [ ]: heartening (news); to boost (morale); Classifiers:
鼓吹 [ chuī ]: to agitate for; to enthusiastically promote
鼓掌 [ zhǎng ]: to applaud; to clap
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