char. pole; utmost point; reach the limit
Other meanings
[jí]   adj./adv. extreme; extremely
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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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nán jí
n. the South Pole
běi jí xióng
n. polar bear
jí lì
adv. to one's best, to the utmost
wù jí bì fǎn
phr. things will develop in the opposite direction when they become extreme
kě hèn zhī jí
phr. detestable in the extreme