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线 (Trad.: 線)
Pinyin: xiàn
English Definition: thread; string; wire; line; Classifiers: , , ; (after a number) tier (unofficial ranking of a Chinese city)
Chinese Definition:
①用丝、棉、麻、金属等制成的细长可以任意曲折的东西:丝线。棉线。线圈。线材。线绳。
②几何学上指一个点任意移动所构成的图形:直线。曲线。线条。
③像线的东西:光线。视线。线索(a。事情的头绪或门径;b。文学作品中情节发展的脉络或文章的思路)。战线。生命线。
④量词,用于抽象事物,数词限用“一”,表示极少:一线希望。
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (thread) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
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Example Words
路线 xiàn itinerary; route; political line (e.g. right revisionist road); Classifiers:
战线 zhàn xiàn battle line; battlefront; front
一线 xiàn front line
线路 xiàn line; circuit; wire; road; railway track; bus route
热线 xiàn hotline (communications link)
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Example Sentences
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线
There is no gleam of hope.
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So we have h, then we can draw our bond as a line.
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If life is a quilt, then love should be a thread.
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线
If life is a quilt, then love should be a thread.
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