gēn zi
n. (oral) root, source, origin
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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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mìng gēn zi
n. lifeblood, one's dearest child
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zhè nán hái shì tā fù mǔ de mìng gēn zi .
phr. The boy is the lifeblood of his parents.