Meaning of 劫

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Pinyin: jié
English Definition: to rob; to plunder; to seize by force; to coerce; calamity; abbr. for 劫波 , from Sanskrit कल्प (kalpa)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (strength) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] to go away, to leave, to depart
    • [ ] strength, power; capability, influence
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Example Words
抢劫 qiǎng jié to rob; looting
劫持 jié chí to kidnap; to hijack; to abduct; to hold under duress
浩劫 hào jié calamity; catastrophe; apocalypse
劫难 jié nàn calamity
劫机 jié hijacking; air piracy
More: 劫* | *劫 | *劫*
Example Sentences
He was robbed a month ago, and he knows a Somali shopkeeper who was also robbed and then shot by the perpetrators.
But two did survive, a mother and her daughter, and the daughter had written a book about the camp and the march west and published it in America.
I heard the Sergeant on the radio. He said some armed robbers snatched the official vehicle of a Commissioner and that they needed to make a quick arrest.
There was no hijacking, and he is not a pirate.
As the Arab Spring turns into the Arab Summer, North Korea may find it has dodged a bullet, but stemming the cross-border flow of information may grow increasingly difficult over the long term.