Meaning of 拾

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: To gather things in one's hands
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shǒu ] hand
    • [ ] to combine, to join, to unite; to gather
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  • Pinyin: shí

    English Definition: to pick up; to collate or arrange; ten (banker's anti-fraud numeral)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    不可收拾 [ shōu shí ]: irremediable; unmanageable; out of hand; hopeless
    执拾 [ zhí shí ]: to tidy up (dialect)
    拾人涕唾 [ shí rén tuò ]: to plagiarize (idiom)
    拾人牙慧 [ shí rén huì ]: to pick up what others say (idiom); to pass off other people's opinions as one's own; to parrot
    拾取 [ shí ]: to pick up; to collect
    More: 拾* | *拾 | *拾*
  • Pinyin: shè

    English Definition: to ascend in light steps
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    拾级 [ shè ]: to go up or down stairs step by step
    拾级而上 [ shè ér shàng ]: to walk slowly up a flight of steps (idiom)
    More: 拾* | *拾 | *拾*
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