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gēn

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gēn Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
gēn | gen1
English translation
root
basis
classifier for long slender objects, e.g. cigarettes, guitar strings
CL: tiáo
> tiáo [tiáo]
radical (chemistry)
root, basis, foundation

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Number of strokes

10

Traditional form

gēn

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Preposition / 介词 jiè cí Jiècí

Learning hint

tree

Etymology of gēn

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Type

pictophonetic

Positional decomposition

木艮

Semantic compound

Phonetic compound

gěn

Explanation

Phonosemantic compound. represents the meaning and gěn represents the sound.
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Example sentences using gēn

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yòng gēn 丝带 sī dài zhā hǎo le 生日 shēngrì 礼物 lǐwù .

She banded the birthday gift with a silk strip.

窃贼 qiè zéi 沿 yán gēn 水管 shuǐ guǎn shǎng qiào kāi chuāng .

Thieves shinned up a drainpipe and forced open the window.

gēn 树枝 shù zhī zhuàng 一名骑手 qí shǒu hūn le 过去 guòqu .

The branch of a tree knocked one of the horsewomen senseless.

根本 gēnběn 知道 zhīdào shì shéi .

I haven't the vaguest idea who he is.

不行 bù xíng , ” xìng de 忧愁 yōu chóu de shuì ; dàn 随即 suíjí 咽住 yàn zhù le , niǎn zhāo chún biān jǐn yǒu de 几根二三分 cháng 的髭.

" Bad,'said Wu looking worried and toying with his moustache.

Words with gēn

Explore 23 words and sayings that include the Chinese character gēn in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
根本 gēnběn basic根本 gēnběn
根据 gēnjù according to根據
gēn root gēn
阿根廷 Ā gēn tíng Argentina阿根廷 Ā gēn tíng
根源 gēnyuán origin根源 gēnyuán
摩根 Mó gēn Morgan (name)摩根 Mó gēn
草根 cǎo gēn grassroots草根 cǎo gēn
根据地 gēn jù dì base of operations根據地
培根 péi gēn bacon (loanword)培根 péi gēn
根治 gēn zhì to effect a radical cure根治 gēn zhì
里根 Lǐ gēn Reagan (name)里根 Lǐ gēn
根基 gēn jī foundation根基 gēn jī
扎根 zhā gēn to take root扎根 zhā gēn
归根结底 guī gēn jié dǐ ultimately歸根結底
压根 yà gēn from the start壓根
根深蒂固 gēnshēndìgù deep-rooted (problem etc)根深蒂固 gēnshēndìgù
归根到底 guīgēndàodǐ after all歸根到底
压根儿 yà gēn r from the start壓根兒
根除 gēn chú to eradicate根除 gēn chú
摩根士丹利 Mó gēn Shì dān lì Morgan Stanley (financial services company)摩根士丹利 Mó gēn Shì dān lì
树根 shù gēn tree roots樹根
密歇根州 Mì xiē gēn zhōu Michigan, US state密歇根州 Mì xiē gēn zhōu
根系 gēn xì root system根系 gēn xì

gēn Decomposition & Compounds

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gēn Decomposition

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