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v./adv. study carefully; investigate; (lit.) actually, after all, really
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Simplified Chinese


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.
yán jiū
v./n. study, research; research
jiū jìng
adv./n. (used for emphasis in questions) actually, on earth; after all, anyway; truth, outcome
zhōng jiū
adv. eventually, in the end, after all
tàn jiū
v. investigate, probe, enquire into, look into
wéi fǎ bì jiū
phr. violations of the law must be investigated and dealt with, offenders or violators must be prosecuted
zhuī gēn jiū dǐ
idiom. get to the root of the matter