(gēn)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. root
  2. base
  3. (mw for long, slender objects)

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Traditional Chinese


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Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
根据 gēnjù according to/based on/basis
根本 gēnběn root/essence/fundamental/basic/(not) at all/simply
根深蒂固 gēn shēn dì gù deep-rooted/ingrained/inveterate (problem, etc.)
根源 gēnyuán origin/root/source
归根到底 guī gēn dào dǐ (saying) to sum it up ...
阿根廷 Ā gēn tíng Argentina
埃尔朗根 Aī ěr lǎng gēn Erlangen (town in Bavaria)
埃尔朗根纲领 Aī ěr lǎng gēn gāng lǐng Felix Klein's Erlangen program (1872) on geometry and group theory
矮茎朱砂根 ǎi jīng zhū shā gēn short-stem Ardisia (Ardisia brevicaulis)
爱留根纳 Aì liú gēn nà Eriugena, John Scottus (c. 810-880) Irish poet, theologian, and philosopher of Neoplatonism
安重根 Ān Zhòng gēn An Jung-geun or Ahn Joong-keun (1879-1910), Korean independence activist, famous as assassin of Japanese prime minister ITŌ Hirobumi 伊藤博文[Yī téng Bó wén] in 1909
拔根 bá gēn (lit. and fig.) to uproot
板蓝根 bǎn lán gēn indigo woad root/root of Isatis tinctoria (used in TCM)
卑尔根 Bēi ěr gēn Bergen
病根 bìng gēn an incompletely cured illness/an old complaint/the root cause of trouble
不尽根 bù jìn gēn surd (math.)
草根 cǎo gēn grass roots (lit. and fig.)
草根网民 cǎo gēn wǎng mín grassroots netizens
侧根 cè gēn lateral root (botany)
城根 chéng gēn sections of a city close to the city wall
齿根 chǐ gēn root of tooth
除根 chú gēn to root out/to eliminate the roots/to cure once and for all
词根 cí gēn radical of a compound word (in European language)
存根 cún gēn stub
大根兰 dà gēn lán Cymbidium macrorrhizum Lindl.
呆根 dāi gēn fool/stupid
单根独苗 dān gēn dú miáo an only child
单位根 dān wèi gēn (math.) root of unity
二重根 èr chóng gēn a double root of an equation
耳根 ěr gēn base of the ear/ear/(Buddhism) sense of hearing
耳根清净 ěr gēn qīng jìng lit. ears pure and peaceful (idiom)/to stay away from the filth and unrest of the world
耳根软 ěr gēn ruǎn credulous
耳根子 ěr gēn zi ear
耳根子软 ěr gēn zi ruǎn credulous
法兰西斯·培根 Fǎ lán xī sī · Péi gēn Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English Renaissance philosopher and early scientist
方根 fāng gēn square root
弗兰西斯·培根 Fú lán xī sī · Péi gēn Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English Renaissance philosopher and early scientist
哥本哈根 Gē běn hā gēn Copenhagen or København, capital of Denmark
葛根 gé gēn tuber of the kudzu vine (Pueraria lobata), used in Chinese medicine
格罗宁根 Gé luó níng gēn Groningen, province and city in the Netherlands
根本 gēn běn fundamental/basic/root/simply/absolutely (not)/(not) at all/CL:個|个[gè]
根本法 gēn běn fǎ fundamental law/body of basic laws
根茬 gēn chá stubble
根除 gēn chú to eradicate
根底 gēn dǐ foundation/grounding/background/what lies at the bottom of sth/root/cause
根柢 gēn dǐ root/foundation
根管治疗 gēn guǎn zhì liáo root canal therapy (dentistry)
根号 gēn hào radical sign √ (math.)
根河 Gēn hé Genhe county level city, Mongolian Gegeen-gol xot, in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔[Hū lún bèi ěr], Inner Mongolia
根河市 Gēn hé shì Genhe county level city, Mongolian Gegeen-gol xot, in Hulunbuir 呼倫貝爾|呼伦贝尔[Hū lún bèi ěr], Inner Mongolia
根基 gēn jī foundation
根茎 gēn jīng stolon/runner/rhizome/rhizoma
根究 gēn jiū to investigate (sth) thoroughly/to get to the bottom of
根据 gēn jù according to/based on/basis/foundation/CL:個|个[gè]
根据地 gēn jù dì base of operations
根据规定 gēn jù guī dìng according to provisions/as stipulated in the rules
根绝 gēn jué to eradicate
根深蒂固 gēn shēn dì gù deep-rooted (problem etc)
根深叶茂 gēn shēn yè mào deep roots and vigorous foliage (idiom)/(fig.) well established and growing strongly
根式 gēn shì surd (math.)/algebraic expression involving a square root or other irrationality
根特 Gēn tè Ghent, city in Belgium
根系 gēn xì root system
根西岛 Gēn xī dǎo Guernsey (Channel Islands)
根性 gēn xìng one's true nature (Buddhism)
根须 gēn xū roots
根音 gēn yīn root of chord
根由 gēn yóu the whys and the wherefores/the detailed story/root cause
根源 gēn yuán origin/root (cause)
根治 gēn zhì to bring under permanent control/to effect a radical cure
根汁汽水 gēn zhī qì shuǐ root beer
根状茎 gēn zhuàng jīng rhizome (biol.)/root stock
共轭不尽根 gòng è bù jìn gēn conjugate surd (math.)
共轭根式 gòng è gēn shì conjugate surd (math.)
古根海姆 Gǔ gēn hǎi mǔ Guggenheim (name)
古根罕 Gǔ gēn hǎn Guggenheim (name)
古根罕喷气推进研究中心 Gǔ gēn hǎn Pēn qì Tuī jìn Yán jiū Zhōng xīn Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology (GALCIT, from 1926)/Guggenheim Jet Propulsion Center (from 1943)
归根 guī gēn to return home (after a lifetime's absence)/to go back to one's roots
归根到底 guī gēn dào dǐ after all/in the final analysis/ultimately
归根结底 guī gēn jié dǐ in the final analysis/ultimately
归根结柢 guī gēn jié dǐ variant of 歸根結底|归根结底[guī gēn jié dǐ]
归根结蒂 guī gēn jié dì ultimately/in the final analysis/after all/when all is said and done
哈根达斯 Hā gēn Dá sī Häagen-Dazs
哈灵根 hā líng gēn Harlingen, the Netherlands
海尼根 Hǎi ní gēn Heineken (Dutch brewing company)/see also 喜力[Xǐ lì]
祸根 huò gēn root of the trouble/cause of the ruin
剪草除根 jiǎn cǎo chú gēn lit. cut grass and pull out roots (idiom)/fig. to destroy root and branch/to eradicate
脚根 jiǎo gēn variant of 腳跟|脚跟[jiǎo gēn]
嚼舌根 jiáo shé gēn to gossip/to argue unnecessarily
究其根源 jiū qí gēn yuán to trace something to its source (idiom)
苦根 kǔ gēn underlying cause of poverty
块根 kuài gēn root tuber/tuberous root
辣根 là gēn horseradish
雷根 Léi gēn Taiwan equivalent of 里根[Lǐ gēn]
立方根 lì fāng gēn cubic root (math.)
里根 Lǐ gēn Reagan (name)/Ronald Reagan (1911-2004), US president (1981-1989)
连根拔 lián gēn bá to pull up by the roots/to uproot
芦根 lú gēn reed rhizome (used in TCM)
落地生根 luò dì shēng gēn air plant (Bryophyllum pinnatum)/to put down roots
落叶归根 Luò yè guī gēn Getting Home, 2007 PRC comedy-drama film directed by 張揚|张扬[Zhāng Yáng], starring 趙本山|赵本山[Zhào Běn shān]
落叶归根 luò yè guī gēn lit. a falling leaf returns to the roots (idiom)/fig. all things go back to their source eventually/in old age, an expatriate returns home
毛根 máo gēn a strand of hair/pipe cleaner
密西根 Mì xī gēn Michigan, US state (Tw)
密西根州 Mì xī gēn Zhōu Michigan, US state (Tw)
密歇根 Mì xiē gēn Michigan, US state
密歇根大学 Mì xiē gēn Dà xué University of Michigan
密歇根湖 Mì xiē gēn Hú Lake Michigan, one of the Great Lakes 五大湖[Wǔ dà hú]
密歇根州 Mì xiē gēn zhōu Michigan, US state
命根 mìng gēn lifeblood/the thing that one cherishes most in life/(coll.) family jewels (male genitals)
命根子 mìng gēn zi see 命根[mìng gēn]
摩尔根 Mó ěr gēn Morgan (name)
摩根 Mó gēn Morgan (name)
摩根·弗里曼 Mó gēn · Fú lǐ màn Morgan Freeman, American actor
摩根士丹利 Mó gēn Shì dān lì Morgan Stanley (financial services company)
男根 nán gēn penis
蹑脚根 niè jiǎo gēn variant of 躡腳跟|蹑脚跟[niè jiǎo gēn]
蟠根错节 pán gēn cuò jié variant of 盤根錯節|盘根错节[pán gēn cuò jié]
盘根错节 pán gēn cuò jié twisted roots and intertwined joints (idiom)/complicated and very tricky/knotty and deeply-rooted difficulties
盘根究底 pán gēn jiū dǐ lit. to examine roots and inquire at the base (idiom)/to get to the bottom of sth
盘根问底 pán gēn wèn dǐ lit. to examine roots and inquire at the base (idiom)/to get to the bottom of sth
刨根 páo gēn lit. to dig up the root/to get to the heart of (the matter)
刨根儿 páo gēn er erhua variant of 刨根[páo gēn]
刨根问底 páo gēn wèn dǐ to dig up roots and inquire at the base (idiom)/to get to the bottom of sth
培根 péi gēn bacon (loanword)
票根 piào gēn ticket stub
平方根 píng fāng gēn square root
齐根 qí gēn at the base/at the root/(of a leg) just below the crutch
气根 qì gēn aerial root (botany)
气生根 qì shēng gēn aerial root (botany)
墙根 qiáng gēn foot of a wall
氢氧根 qīng yǎng gēn hydroxide radical (-OH)
氢氧根离子 qīng yǎng gēn lí zǐ hydroxide ion OH-
去根 qù gēn to cure completely
肉质根 ròu zhì gēn succulent root (botany)
少根筋 shǎo gēn jīn (coll.) dim-witted/foolish/absent-minded
舌根 shé gēn back of tongue/tongue root/dorsal
申根 Shēn gēn Schengen, village in Luxemburg, location of the 1985 signing of the agreement to create the Schengen area 申根區|申根区[Shēn gēn qū]
申根区 Shēn gēn qū the Schengen area, a passport-free zone in Europe
实根 shí gēn real root (of a polynomial)
树高千丈,落叶归根 shù gāo qiān zhàng, luò yè guī gēn see 樹高千丈,葉落歸根|树高千丈,叶落归根[shù gāo qiān zhàng, yè luò guī gēn]
树高千丈,叶落归根 shù gāo qiān zhàng, yè luò guī gēn fig. a tree may grow a thousand zhang high, but its leaves return to their roots (proverb)/fig. everything has its ancestral home/in old age, an expatriate returns home
树根 shù gēn tree roots
宿根 sù gēn perennial root (botany)
酸根 suān gēn negative ion/acid radical
算哪根葱 suàn nǎ gēn cōng who do (you) think (you) are?/who does (he, she etc) think (he, she) is?
听墙根 tīng qiáng gēn to eavesdrop/to listen in secret to sb's conversations
听墙根儿 tīng qiáng gēn er erhua variant of 聽牆根|听墙根[tīng qiáng gēn]
吐根 tǔ gēn ipecac
图林根 Tú lín gēn Thuringia (state in Germany)
维特根斯坦 Wéi tè gēn sī tǎn Wittgenstein (name)
乌尔根奇 Wū ěr gēn qí Urgench, city in Uzbekistan
席凡宁根 Xí fán níng gēn Scheveningen, resort in Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands
箱根 Xiāng gēn Hakone, city on the east coast of Japan southwest of Tokyo
香根草 xiāng gēn cǎo vetiver grass (Vetiveria zizanoides)
心根 xīn gēn the innermost depths of one's heart/(Buddhism) manas (the mind)
须根 xū gēn fibrous roots
寻根溯源 xún gēn sù yuán see 追根溯源[zhuī gēn sù yuán]
寻根问底 xún gēn wèn dǐ lit. to examine roots and inquire at the base (idiom)/to get to the bottom of sth
询根问底 xún gēn wèn dǐ lit. to examine roots and inquire at the base (idiom)/to get to the bottom of sth
牙根 yá gēn root of tooth
压根 yà gēn from the start/absolutely/entirely/simply
压根儿 yà gēn er erhua variant of 壓根|压根[yà gēn]
压死骆驼的最后一根稻草 yā sǐ luò tuo de zuì hòu yī gēn dào cǎo the straw that broke the camel’s back (idiom)/the final straw
咬定牙根 yǎo dìng yá gēn see 咬緊牙關|咬紧牙关[yǎo jǐn yá guān]
咬紧牙根 yǎo jǐn yá gēn see 咬緊牙關|咬紧牙关[yǎo jǐn yá guān]
业根 yè gēn the root cause (of evil)/bane (Buddhism)
叶落归根 yè luò guī gēn a falling leaf returns to the roots (idiom)/everything has its ancestral home/In old age, an expatriate longs to return home.
一根筋 yī gēn jīn stubborn/inflexible/one-track minded
一根绳上的蚂蚱 yī gēn shéng shàng de mà zha see 一條繩上的螞蚱|一条绳上的蚂蚱[yī tiáo shéng shàng de mà zha]
乙酸根 yǐ suān gēn acetyl radical CH3COO-
银根 yín gēn money market/money
约根 Yuē gēn Jurgen (name)
扎根 zhā gēn to take root
斩草除根 zhǎn cǎo chú gēn to cut weeds and eliminate the roots (idiom)/to destroy root and branch/to eliminate completely
植根 zhí gēn to take root/to establish a base
直根 zhí gēn taproot (main root growing vertically down)
支根 zhī gēn branching root/rootlet
植根于 zhí gēn yú to be rooted to/to take root in
追根 zhuī gēn to trace sth back to its source/to get to the bottom of sth
追根究底 zhuī gēn jiū dǐ to get to the heart of the matter
追根究底儿 zhuī gēn jiū dǐ er erhua variant of 追根究底[zhuī gēn jiū dǐ]
追根求源 zhuī gēn qiú yuán to track sth to its roots
追根溯源 zhuī gēn sù yuán to pursue sth back to its origins/to trace back to the source/to get to the bottom of sth
追根问底 zhuī gēn wèn dǐ lit. to examine roots and inquire at the base (idiom)/to get to the bottom of sth
追根寻底 zhuī gēn xún dǐ see 追根究底[zhuī gēn jiū dǐ]
字根 zì gēn character root/word root/etymon
字根表 zì gēn biǎo table of components used in wubi input method 五筆輸入法|五笔输入法[wǔ bǐ shū rù fǎ]
字根合体字 zì gēn hé tǐ zì stem compound
字根通用码 zì gēn tōng yòng mǎ common coding for components of Chinese character/same as Zheng coding 鄭碼|郑码[Zhèng mǎ]

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