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Meaning of 梁

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Pinyin: liáng
English Definition: roof beam; beam (structure); bridge
Chinese Definition:
①架在墙上或柱子上支撑房顶的横木,泛指水平方向的长条形承重构件:房梁。栋梁。梁上君子(指窃贼)。
②桥:桥梁。津梁(渡口和桥梁,借指学习的门径)。
③器物、身体或其他物体上中间高起的部分:鼻梁。山梁。车梁。
④中国战国时期国名,魏国于公元前361年迁都大梁(今河南省开封市)后,改称“梁”。
⑤中国朝代名(a.南朝之一;b.五代之一)。
⑥姓氏。

Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Ideographic: A wooden bridge built over a river
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Example Words:
桥梁 [ qiáo liáng ]: bridge (lit. and fig.)
梁启超 [ liáng chāo ]: Liang Qichao (1873-1929), influential journalist and a leader of the failed reform movement of 1898
鼻梁 [ liáng ]: bridge of the nose
丁字梁 [ dīng liáng ]: T-girder
上梁不正下梁歪 [ shàng liáng zhèng xià liáng wāi ]: lit. If the upper beam is not straight, the lower beam will be crooked (idiom); fig. subordinates imitate their superiors' vices
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