Meaning of 彼

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English Definition: that; those; (one) another
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (step) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chì ] to step with the left foot
    • [ ] skin, hide, fur, feathers
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Example Words
彼此 each other; one another
彼岸 àn the other shore; (Buddhism) paramita
此起彼伏 up here, down there (idiom); to rise and fall in succession; no sooner one subsides, the next arises; repeating continuously; occurring again and again (of applause, fires, waves, protests, conflicts, uprisings etc)
知己知彼 zhī zhī know yourself, know your enemy (idiom, from Sunzi's "The Art of War" 孙子兵法 )
顾此失彼 shī lit. to attend to one thing and lose sight of another (idiom); fig. to be unable to manage two or more things at once; cannot pay attention to one thing without neglecting the other
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Example Sentences
We embraced each other.
We have an incredibly intimate relationship with one another.
We need to understand each other more.
We should respect each other's opinions.
We should eliminate misunderstandings between each other.