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十二地支
Main
English Definitionthe 12 earthly branches , , , , , , , , , , , (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal numbers)
Simplified Script十二地支
Traditional ScriptSame
Pinyinshí'èr dìzhī
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
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Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄕˊ ㄦˋ ㄉㄧˋ ㄓ
Cantonese (Jyutping)sap6ji6 dei6zi1
Word Decomposition
十二shí'èrtwelve; 12
地支dìzhīthe 12 earthly branches , , , , , , , , , , , , used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal numbers I, II, etc.

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十二分shí'èr fēnexceedingly; hundred percent; everything and more
十二宫shí'èr gōngthe twelve equatorial constellations or signs of the zodiac in Western astronomy and astrology, namely: Aries 白羊, Taurus 金牛, Gemini 双子, Cancer 巨蟹, Leo 狮子, Virgo 室女, Libra 天秤, Scorpio 天蝎, Sagittarius 人马, Capricorn 摩羯, Aquarius 宝瓶, Pisces 双鱼
十二支shí'èr zhīthe 12 earthly branches , , , , , , , , , , , (used cyclically in the calendar and as ordinal number)
十二月shí'èr yuèDecember; twelfth month (of the lunar year)
十二码shí'èr mǎ12-yard (sports); penalty kick
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