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Meaning of 雀

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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: A small bird
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ xiǎo ] small, tiny, insignificant
    • [ zhuī ] short-tailed bird; sparrow
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  • Pinyin: què
    English Definition: small bird; sparrow; also pr. [qiao3]
    Chinese Definition:
    ①鸟类的一科,吃粮食粒和昆虫。特指“麻雀”,泛指小鸟:雀跃(高兴得像雀儿那样跳跃)。雀盲(即“夜盲症”)。雀斑。雀噪(名声宣扬,含贬义)。
    Example Words:
    孔雀 kǒng què peacock
    麻雀 què sparrow; (dialect) mahjong
    鸦雀无声 què shēng lit. crow and peacock make no sound; absolute silence (idiom); not a single voice can be heard; absolute silence
    雀斑 què bān freckles
    雀跃 què yuè excited; in high spirits
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  • Pinyin: qiāo
    English Definition: a freckle; lentigo
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(雀子)即“雀斑”。
    Example Words:
    雀子 qiāo zi a freckle; lentigo
    More: 雀* | *雀 | *雀*
Example Sentences
1
The scientists tried playing the same sound sample again with another group, and they got pissed, too -- virtually every finch that heard it, in fact.
2
However, your strategy becomes problematic when you realize that you still might change your mind.
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Later, after he had returned to England, he would be shocked to find that these very different birds were all finches.
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Learning to sing is crucial for the finch.
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RNA
Recent research by Dong et al. found that RNAs in the finch's auditory centers respond in different ways as the bird learns a song.