Meaning of 兼

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Pinyin: jiān
English Definition: double; twice; simultaneous; holding two or more (official) posts at the same time
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand holding two sheafs of grain
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ha ] kwukyel
    • Above to below
      • [ ] snout
      • Left to right
        • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
        • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
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Example Words
兼并 jiān bìng to annex; to take over; to acquire
兼顾 jiān to attend simultaneously to two or more things; to balance (career and family, family and education etc)
兼任 jiān rèn to hold several jobs at once; concurrent post; working part-time
兼职 jiān zhí to hold concurrent posts; concurrent job; moonlighting
统筹兼顾 tǒng chóu jiān an overall plan taking into account all factors
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Example Sentences
I want to find a part-time job.
Our platform is compatible with multiple devices.
She took on two jobs in order to earn money.
The mobile version of this software has strong compatibility.
She often does part-time jobs online to make pocket money.