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(Trad.: 牘)
Pinyin:
English Definition: documents
Chinese Definition:
①古代写字用的木片:文牍(公文)。尺牍(书信)。案牍。
②古代乐器名。
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (page) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ piàn ] slice, splinter; page, strip
    • [ mài ] to sell; to betray; to show off
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Example Words
连篇累牍 lián piān lěi (of a piece of writing) long and tedious (idiom); verbose
文牍 wén paperwork; official documents and letters; (old) secretary
文牍主义 wén zhǔ red tape
长篇累牍 cháng piān lěi (of a text) very lengthy (idiom)
书牍 shū letter; wooden writing strips (arch.); general term for letters and documents
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Example Sentences
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But in dozens of interviews, young Japanese brought him up again and again as a way of explaining their generation' s malaise.
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The wordy speeches were gone now, replaced by rare, concise interventions reserved only for topics of sufficient weight.
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Russia's Kremlin-controlled television has run lavish coverage of Medvedev's daily activities as first deputy prime minister.
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The dwarves have lengthy sagas , eddas, and histories concerning their deeds, wars, and adventures, but these are not shared with the outside world.
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Henig's lengthy piece is impressive in its scope of developmental psychology and in its sensitivity to the question of whether 20-somethings need more help than we thought.