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The Chinese word che - 车 - chē
(vehicle in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)


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(Mandarin = standard Chinese without accent)

Note: This Chinese character can also be pronounced . However, with a different pronunciation, the meaning of the character will change as well.

English translations

vehicle, machine, to lathe, wheeled devices, chariot, castle,
car, bus, to turn, rook

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Chinese characters  ( che / chē ) with pronunciation (English translation: vehicle )
车 ( che / chē ) in traditional characters
Usage as a radical
车 can also be used as a radical, i.e. as a sub-component of a Chinese character. It is then called chēzìpáng.

Tags and additional information
(Meaning of individual characters, character components etc.)

wheel  |  (bus) station
车 ( che / chē ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 232)
Chinese example words containing the character 车 ( che / chē )
车间 ( chējiān = workshop ), 车库 ( chēkù = garage ), 车蜡 ( chēlà = car wax ), 车票 ( chēpiào = ticket ), 车载 ( chēzài = vehicle mounted ), 车站 ( chēzhàn = station ), 车站大厅 ( chēzhàndàtīng = station hall ), 出租车 ( chūzūchē = taxi ), 出租汽车 ( chūzūqìchē = taxi ), 存车处 ( cúnchēchù = parking lot ), 电车 ( diànchē = trolley bus ), 电动车 ( diàndòngchē = electric vehicle ), 堵车 ( dŭchē = traffic jam ), 公共汽车 ( gōnggòngqìchē = bus ), 候车室 ( hòuchēshì = waiting room ), 滑板车 ( huábănchē = scooter ), 火车 ( huŏchē = train ), 火车站 ( huŏchēzhàn = railway station ), 救护车 ( jiùhùchē = ambulance ), 开车 ( kāichē = to drive a car ), 卡车 ( kăchē = truck ) 摩托车 ( mótuōchē = motorcycle )
More words that mean machine in Chinese
jīqì ( 机器 )

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