Meaning of 哲

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(Trad.: 喆)
Pinyin: zhé
English Definition: (used in given names); variant of ; wise; a sage
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhé ] to break, to snap; to fold, to bend; to bow; humble
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
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Example Words
哲学 zhé xué philosophy; Classifiers:
哲理 zhé philosophic theory; philosophy
哲人 zhé rén wise man
先哲 xiān zhé distinguished precursor; famous thinker of antiquity
明哲保身 míng zhé bǎo shēn a wise man looks after his own hide (idiom); to put one's own safety before matters of principle
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Example Sentences
He was a good student, particularly at maths and English and also played basketball and was very good.
He told reporters: "I expect more for Dzeko - he needs to improve.
He told reporters: "I expect more for Dzeko - he needs to improve. He is a good player.
To a man who hesitated to embark on the spiritual quest for fear of the effort and renunciation the Master said: "How much effort and renunciation does it take to open one's eyes and see"?
Freedom is a very important philosophical problem, and many sages have pondered on it all of ages and they have all kinds of understandings.