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Meaning of 居

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Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (door) conveys the meaning.
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  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: to reside; to be (in a certain position); to store up; to be at a standstill; residence; house; restaurant; classifier for bedrooms
    Chinese Definition:
    ①住:居住。居民。同居。隐居。居处(a。住所;b。指生活处境)。居处(住所)。
    ②居住的地方:新居。故居。迁居。蜗居(喻窄小的住所)。
    ③当,占,处于:居首。居中。居高临下。二者必居其一。
    ④安着,怀着:居心(怀着某种念头,有贬义)。
    ⑤积蓄,储存:奇货可居(a。指商人把珍稀的货物储存起来,等待时机高价出售;b。喻挟持某种技艺或某种事物以谋求功名利禄)。
    ⑥停留:居守。
    ⑦平时:平居。
    ⑧姓氏。

    Example Words:
    邻居 [ lín ]: neighbor; next door; Classifiers:
    居然 [ rán ]: unexpectedly; to one's surprise; go so far as to
    居民 [ mín ]: resident; inhabitant
    居住 [ zhù ]: to reside; to dwell; to live in a place; resident in
    聚居 [ ]: to inhabit a region (esp. ethnic group); to congregate
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: (archaic) sentence-final particle expressing a doubting attitude
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