Meaning of 蝶

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Pinyin: dié
English Definition: butterfly; Classifiers:
Total strokes: 15; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (insect) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ chóng ] insect, worm; mollusk
    • [ ] table; flat pieces of wood; a slip, a leaf
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Example Words:
蝴蝶 [ dié ]: butterfly; Classifiers:
欧蝶鱼 [ ōu dié ]: plaice
燕尾蝶 [ yān wěi dié ]: swallow tail butterfly (family Papilionidae)
胡蝶 [ dié ]: variant of 蝴蝶
庄周梦蝶 [ zhuāng zhōu mèng dié ]: Zhuangzi 庄子 dreams of a butterfly (or is it the butterfly dreaming of Zhuangzi?)
More: 蝶* | *蝶 | *蝶*
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