Meaning of 辙

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(Trad.: 轍)
Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Ideographic: Something left by a cart when it moves
Character Formation:
  • Left to middle and right
    • [ chē ] cart, vehicle; to move in a cart
    • [ ] to produce, to give birth to; to educate
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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  • Pinyin: chè
    English Definition: to remove; to withdraw
  • Pinyin: zhé
    English Definition: rut; track; rhyme; (dialect) way; method
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    覆辙 zhé the tracks of a cart that overturned; (fig.) a path that led to failure in the past
    如出一辙 chū zhé to be precisely the same; to be no different
    没辙 méi zhé at one's wit's end; unable to find a way out
    重蹈覆辙 chóng dǎo zhé lit. to follow in the tracks of an overturned cart (idiom); fig. to follow a path that led to failure in the past; to repeat a disastrous mistake
    南辕北辙 nán yuán běi zhé to act in a way that defeats one's purpose (idiom)
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Example Sentences
Sometimes the best thing you can do for your creative rut is to walk away.
Suddenly a boy' s shrill voice rose into the sky. He traversed the dark unseen, leaving the track of his song across the hush of the evening.
It should be clear to everyone that we will not repeat the mistakes of the past.
So take a deep breath and know that this rut isn' t permanent.
Using a switch to divert the train toward one person instead of five increases activity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex - the place where cool, utilitarian choices are made.