Meaning of 鹊

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(Trad.: 鵲)
Pinyin: què
English Definition: magpie
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bird) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
喜鹊 què (bird species of China) Eurasian magpie (Pica pica)
鹊桥 què qiáo magpie bridge across the Milky Way between Altair and Vega where Cowherd and Weaving maid 牛郎织女 are allowed an annual meeting
鹊巢鸠占 què cháo jiū zhàn the magpie made a nest, the turtledove dwells in it (idiom); to reap where one has not sown
灰喜鹊 huī què (bird species of China) azure-winged magpie (Cyanopica cyanus)
声誉鹊起 shēng què to become famous overnight (idiom)
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Example Sentences
You think the roadrunner's going to fall for it?
This is then followed in the first person with a response from the magpie.
Magpie geese nest by the thousands in coastal wetlands.
They sat all in a row, like magpies on a fence.
A koel bird never makes her own nest. She lays her eggs in other nests.