Meaning of 劈

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Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] law, rule; to open up, to develop
    • [ dāo ] knife; old coin; measure
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to hack; to chop; to split open; (of lightning) to strike
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    劈头盖脸 tóu gài liǎn lit. splitting the head and covering the face (idiom); fig. pelting (with rain etc); showering down
    劈面 miàn right in the face
    劈手 shǒu with a lightning move of the hand
    劈啪 (onom.) for crack, slap, clap, clatter etc
    劈柴 chái to chop firewood; to split logs
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  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: to split in two; to divide
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    劈柴 chái chopped wood; firewood
    劈叉 chà the splits (move in dancing); to do the splits; Taiwan pr. [pi3 cha1]
    劈腿 tuǐ to do the splits (gymnastics); (Tw) two-timing (in romantic relationships); Taiwan pr. [pi1 tui3]
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Example Sentences
I was out in the back yard splitting logs.