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fork in road; crotch
on: SA SHA SAI
kun: mata
strokes: 3
radical: (no. 29)
chǎ to diverge; to open (as legs); ◇ chá to cross; be stuck; ◇ chā fork; pitchfork; prong; pick; cross; intersect; "X";
pinyin: chǎ chá chā
strokes: 3
radical: (no. 29)

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Additional details for 叉

Frequency in Japanese: not frequent
Morohashi: 3116 2.0683
SKIP code: 4-3-1
Four corner code: 1740.0; 7740.0
Korean reading: cha
Unihan English meanings (for Chinese):
crotch; fork, prong
Unihan on: SHA SAI SA
Unihan kun: MATA
Unihan pinyin: chā
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