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Meaning of 上

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Total strokes: 3; Radical:
Ideographic: One stroke on top of another; compare (below)
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  • Pinyin: shàng

    English Definition: on top; upon; above; upper; previous; first (of multiple parts); to climb; to get onto; to go up; to attend (class or university)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①位置在高处的,与“下”相对:楼上。上边。
    ②次序或时间在前的:上古。上卷。
    ③等级和质量高的:上等。上策。上乘(佛教用语,一般借指文学艺术的高妙境界或上品)。
    ④由低处到高处:上山。上车。上升。
    ⑤去,到:上街。
    ⑥向前进:冲上去。
    ⑦增加:上水。
    ⑧安装,连缀:上刺刀。上鞋(亦作“绱鞋”)。
    ⑨涂:上药。
    ⑩按规定时间进行或参加某种活动:上课。上班。
    ⑾拧紧发条:上弦。
    ⑿登载,记:上账。
    ⒀用在名词后边,表示时间、处所、范围:晚上。桌上。组织上。
    ⒁用在动词后边,表示开始、继续、趋向、完成:爬上来。锁上。选上代表。
    ⒂达到一定的程度或数量:上年纪。
    ⒃中国古代乐谱的记音符号,相当于简谱“1”的高音。

    Example Words:
    上午 [ shàng ]: morning; Classifiers:
    上班 [ shàng bān ]: to go to work; to be on duty; to start work; to go to the office
    马上 [ shàng ]: at once; right away; immediately; on horseback (i.e. by military force)
    上网 [ shàng wǎng ]: to go online; to connect to the Internet; (of a document etc) to be uploaded to the Internet; (tennis, volleyball etc) to move in close to the net
    上当 [ shàng dàng ]: taken in (by sb's deceit); to be fooled; to be duped
  • Pinyin: shǎng

    English Definition: see 上声
    Chinese Definition:
    ①(上声)汉语声调之一,普通话上声(第三声)。
    ②下。

    Example Words:
    上声 [ shǎng shēng ]: falling and rising tone; third tone in modern Mandarin
    筵上 [ yán shǎng ]: feast
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