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English Definitionmeasure word for coins, rings, badges, pearls, sporting medals, rockets, satellites, etc.; tree trunk; whip; wooden peg, used as a gag for marching soldiers (old); (Chinese surname)
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄇㄟˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)mui4
Part of Speech(量) measure word
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