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jiǎ
char. shell (of reptiles or arthropods); nail; shield, armour
Other meanings
[jiǎ]   n. first; first of the ten heavenly stems
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    field (for )
    down radical, the vertical stroke (not in use now as an independent character) (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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biē jiǎ
n. shell of Chinese soft-shell turtle
guī jiǎ
n. tortoise shell
zhǐ jia
n. nail
kuī jiǎ
n. armor, body armor and helmet
jiǎ yú
n. soft-shell turtle, terrapin
zhuāng jiǎ
n. armor, vehicle armor