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English Definitionson; child; seed; egg; small thing; 1st earthly branch: 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight, 11th solar month (7th December to 5th January), year of the Rat; Viscount, fourth of five orders of nobility 五等爵位; ancient Chinese compass point: 0° (north)
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子弹zǐdànbullet
子孙zǐsūnoffspring; posterity
子弟zǐdìchild; the younger generation
子女zǐnǚchildren; sons and daughters
子丑zǐchǒufirst two of the twelve earthly branches 十二地支; by ext., the earthly branches
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电子diànzǐelectronic; electron (particle physics)
女子nǚzǐwoman; female
男子nánzǐa man; a male
原子yuánzǐatom; atomic
瓜子guāzǐmelon seeds
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