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The Chinese word ci - 次 - cì
(times in Chinese)

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English translations

times, next, sequence, the second, quantifier (for actions or events),
order, multiplied by

Chinese character and stroke order animation"How do I write 次 ( cì ) correctly?"

The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( ci / cì ) with pronunciation (English translation: times )
The traditional Chinese characters of are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 次 ( ci / cì ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Zai zaici shiyong zhexie yiliaoshebei zhiqian qing ba tamen fangru xiaodugui.
Zài zàicì shĭyòng zhèxiē yīliáoshèbèi zhīqián qĭng bă tāmen fàngrù xiāodúguì.
 – English translation: Please put all medical equipment into the disinfector before using it again.

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Character complexity
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is composed of 6 strokes and therefore is of low complexity compared to the other simplified Chinese characters (average: 13.1 strokes).

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

order  |  frequency  |  e.g. 'I have been to China three times'
次 ( ci / cì ) belongs to the 500 most common Chinese characters (rank 166)
Chinese example words containing the character 次 ( ci / cì )
其次 ( qícì = next ), 上次 ( shàngcì = previous ), 下次 ( xiàcì = next time )
Other characters that are pronounced cì in Chinese
More words that mean next in Chinese
dĭxià ( 底下 ), qícì ( 其次 ), xià ( 下 ), xiàmiàn ( 下面 )

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