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Meaning of 车

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(Trad.: 車)
Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Pictographic: Simplified form of 車, a cart with two wheels, seen from above
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  • Pinyin: chē

    English Definition: car; vehicle; Classifiers: ; machine; to shape with a lathe
    Chinese Definition:
    ①陆地上有轮子的交通工具:火车。车驾(帝王的马车)。车裂(中国古代一种残酷的死刑,俗称“五马分尸”)。前车之鉴。
    ②用轮轴来转动的器具:纺车。水车。
    ③用水车打水:车水。
    ④指旋床或其他机器:车床。
    ⑤用旋床加工工件:车零件。
    ⑥方言,转动身体:车身。车过头来。
    ⑦姓氏。

    Example Words:
    出租车 [ chū chē ]: taxi; (Taiwan) rental car
    火车站 [ huǒ chē zhàn ]: train station
    公共汽车 [ gōng gòng chē ]: bus; Classifiers:
    自行车 [ xíng chē ]: bicycle; bike; Classifiers:
    堵车 [ chē ]: traffic jam; (of traffic) to get congested
  • Pinyin:

    English Definition: war chariot (archaic); rook (in Chinese chess); rook (in chess)
    Chinese Definition:
    ①国际象棋中的一种棋子,它可以顺着平行于棋盘边的路随便走多少方格,假如没有其它棋子阻挡的话。
    ②中国象棋棋子的一种。[例]舍车保帅。
    ③另见chē。

    Example Words:
    舍车保帅 [ shě bǎo shuài ]: rook sacrifice to save the king (in Chinese chess); fig. to protect a senior figure by blaming an underling; to pass the buck
    车驾 [ jià ]: carriage
    弃车保帅 [ bǎo shuài ]: to make minor sacrifices to safeguard major interests (idiom)
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