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chū jiā
v. leave home (to become a Buddhist monk or nun)
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Traditional Chinese

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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chū jiā rén
n. monk or nun (Buddhist or Daoist)
chū jiā xiū xíng
phr. leave home and enter a certain religious practice (e.g. become a monk/nun/Taoist)
bàn lù chū jiā
idiom. become a monk or nun late in life -- switch to a job one was not trained for, switch to a new profession