shēng
n. The lead (refers to the main male role in Beijing opera. This role has numerous subtypes)
Other meanings
[shēng]   v. have a baby, give birth to; grow; come into existence; beget; light (fire)
[shēng]   adj. new, unfamiliar, strange
[shēng]   adj./adv. raw; uncooked; unprocessed; unfamiliar; just, simply; very
[shēng]   radical. life
[shēng]   char. scholar; pupil, student; people taking up certain jobs as their occupation
    life (for )
丿    slash (for )
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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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wǔ shēng
n. male martial role in traditional Chinese opera