Meaning of 匣

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Pinyin: xiá
English Definition: box
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (box) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from left
    • [ fāng ] box; basket
    • [ jiǎ ] armor, shell; fingernails; 1st heavenly stem
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Example Words
匣子 xiá zi small box
黑匣子 hēi xiá zi (airplane) black box
弹匣 dàn xiá magazine (for ammunition)
话匣子 huà xiá zi phonograph or radio (old term); chatterbox; talkative person
收件匣 shōu jiàn xiá inbox (email)
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Example Sentences
With a paper towel from the dispenser, I wiped them away.
Only promise to bring me an old tinder-box, which my grandmother left behind the last time she went down there.
The little black boxes in airplanes provide useful information after a crash has taken place.
Identity thieves often steal tax returns from an outbox or mailbox.
Most applications can read this format straight out of the box.