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char. to start, to initiate; act, deed; all, entire, whole; (short) successful candidate (in imperial examinations in Ming and Qing)
Other meanings
[jǔ]   v. to raise; to elect; to cite, to enumerate
    dot stroke; dot radical (is not an independent character) (for )
    mortar (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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jǔ xíng
v. to hold (a meeting, ceremony)
jǔ rén
n. successful candidate in the imperial provincial examination
dà jǔ
adv. (lit) carry out on a large scale
zhuàng jǔ
n. magnificent feat, impressive feat, heroic undertaking, heroic attempt
jǔ jiā
n. the whole family
cí jǔ
n. this measure; this deal; this act
jǔ guó
n. whole nation/country