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TranslingualEdit

Han characterEdit

(radical 61 +5, 9 strokes, cangjie input 戈木心 (IDP), composition)

  1. (archaic variant of ) know, learn about, comprehend
  2. completely
  3. to do one's utmost to
  4. a type of herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, specifically the root of the Achyranthes
  5. fine (texture)
  6. meticulous, close (analysis)
  7. detailed

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CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping sik1, Yale sik1)

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MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin (xi1), shù (shu4), Wade-Giles hsi1, shu4)

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Usage notesEdit

The "know, learn about, comprehend", "completely", "to do one's utmost to" and "a type of medicinal herb" definitions are only used with the reading. The "fine", "meticulous", "close" and "detailed" definitions are only used with the shù reading.