Meaning of 钗

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(Trad.: 釵)
Pinyin: chāi
English Definition: hairpin
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A metal fork ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ chā ] fork; prong; cross, intersect
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Example Words
荆钗布裙 jīng chāi qún poor woman's clothing; modest and virtuous woman (idiom)
薛宝钗 xuē bǎo chāi Xue Baochai, female character in Dream of Red Mansions, married to Jia Baoyu 贾宝玉
发钗 chāi hair clip
钗光鬓影 chāi guāng bìn yǐng glistening hair decorations (of a woman or girl) (idiom)
钗荆裙布 chāi jīng qún a thorn for a hair-pin, and plain cloth for a skirt; very plainly dressed (of a girl) (idiom)
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Example Sentences
In the Twelve Maidens in Jinling, Miaoyu is the only nun.
Zan hairpin a zoned waves surging, the bitter suffering from hate.
I have been planning to make The Thirteen Women of Jinling for many years.
The piano nobile, the residents' daily domain, is organized around a patio .
Allow the vibrations of the light earth dream to begin to nurture the etheric body.