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English Definitionfourth of the ten Heavenly Stems 十天干; fourth in order; letter "D" or roman "IV" in list "A, B, C", or "I, II, III", etc.; ancient Chinese compass point: 195°; butyl; cubes (of food); (Chinese surname)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄉㄧㄥ
Cantonese (Jyutping)ding1
Part of Speech(名) noun
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Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate

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