heavy; serious; to double
heavy; serious; to double; to repeat; repetition; iteration; again; a layer
to establish; to found; to set up
to establish; to found; to set up; to build; to construct
simp. and trad.




  1. (literally, figurative) to rebuild; to reconstruct
    重建古史  ―  chóngjiàn gǔshǐ  ―  to reconstruct ancient history
    考古學重建 / 考古学重建  ―  kǎogǔxué chóngjiàn  ―  archaeological reconstruction
    重建必須好鋼用在刀刃上 [MSC, trad.]
    重建必须好钢用在刀刃上 [MSC, simp.]
    Zāi hòu chóngjiàn bìxū hǎogāng yòngzài dāorènshàng. [Pinyin]
    When rebuilding after a disaster, one must put the resources where they count.
  2. (medicine) to reconstruct (a body part); to have reconstructive surgery

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