Meaning of 税

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(Trad.: 稅)
Pinyin: shuì
English Definition: taxes; duties
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: Grain paid as tribute ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
    • [ duì ] cash, check; to exchange
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Example Words
税收 shuì shōu taxation
税务 shuì taxation services; state revenue service
关税 guān shuì customs duty; tariff
纳税 shuì to pay taxes
增值税 zēng zhí shuì value-added tax (VAT)
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Example Sentences
In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Buy now before the tax increase gets through next week!
They paid their taxes in kind.
The eventual goal would be to move to a completely voluntary system where people only pay payroll taxes into Social Security and Medicare if they choose to participate in those programs.
They disputed over the need for new taxes.