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Character Formation
Definition nation, country, nation-state
Formation
Method
  1. (会意) Associative Compound. An estate with defined borders .
Simplification
Method
Simplified form is . Created as generic character simplification #38 ( » ) via replacement of character component.
Character Decomposition
Non-phonetic Component of …
Sign-in
Phonetic Component of …
Sign-in
This character is also a phonetic component, i.e., it supplies the pronunciation part of characters that consist of a phonetic and a signific component.
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Chinese characters or pinyin syllables

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