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Meaning of 拣

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(Trad.: 揀)
Pinyin: jiǎn
English Definition: to choose; to pick; to sort out; to pick up
Chinese Definition:
①挑选:挑拣。拣择。拣选。挑肥拣瘦。
②同“捡”。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
挑三拣四 [ tiāo sān jiǎn ]: to be picky; to be choosy
挑拣 [ tiāo jiǎn ]: to pick and choose; to select
拣佛烧香 [ jiǎn shāo xiāng ]: to choose which Buddha to burn incense to (idiom); fig. to curry favor from the right person
拣信室 [ jiǎn xìn shì ]: mail sorting office
拣起 [ jiǎn ]: to pick up
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