Meaning of 改

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Pinyin: gǎi
English Definition: to change; to alter; to transform; to correct
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand with a stick disciplining a kneeling child
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] self, oneself; personal, private; 6th heavenly stem
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words
改变 gǎi biàn to change; to alter; to transform
改革 gǎi reform; Classifiers: ; to reform
改造 gǎi zào to transform; to reform; to remodel; to remold
改善 gǎi shàn to make better; to improve; Classifiers:
改进 gǎi jìn to improve; to make better; Classifiers:
More: 改* | *改 | *改*
Example Sentences
Creative ways to improve one's life
Don't alter the plan at will.
This project needs improvement.
Changing documents without permission is not allowed.
The government is pushing for education reform.