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Meaning of 兼

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Pinyin: jiān
English Definition: double; twice; simultaneous; holding two or more (official) posts at the same time
Chinese Definition:
①加倍,把两份并在一起:兼旬(两个十天)。兼程。兼并。
②同时涉及或所具有的不只一方面:兼而有之。兼收并蓄。兼顾。兼职。兼任。兼课。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: A hand holding two sheafs of grain
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ha ] kwukyel
    • Above to below
      • [ ] snout
      • Left to right
        • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
        • [ ] cereal, grain, rice; plant, stalk
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Example Words
兼并 jiān bìng to annex; to take over; to acquire
兼顾 jiān to attend simultaneously to two or more things; to balance (career and family, family and education etc)
兼任 jiān rèn to hold several jobs at once; concurrent post; working part-time
兼职 jiān zhí to hold concurrent posts; concurrent job; moonlighting
统筹兼顾 tǒng chóu jiān an overall plan taking into account all factors
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