Chinese Symbol

What you see below, and can magnify, is the Chinese character for: to be; yes, right; used as verb:
1. ties two things, indicating that they are identical or that the second explains or states the case of the first;
2. together with de5, indicates a sorting on the basis of the declared characteristic;
3. indicates existence;
4. indicates concession;
5. preceded and followed by the same noun or verb and then preceded and followed by another noun or verb, indicates that the two things or actions have nothing to do with each other;
6. before a noun, indicates fitness or suitability;
7. forms an alternative or negative question;
8. at the beginning of a sentence for emphasis;
9. means praise, justify; used as adverbial word, stressed, indicates certainty; correct; true; this; all, any; important affairs; a surname. I've divided all details into 5 sections. Please note that there might be more than one symbol with these meaning. If you want to see the other symbols or words with the same meaning, please click on the English words listed in the section 2 below.

SECTION 1:
TEXT AND IMAGE

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SECTION 2:
PRONUNCIATION AND MEANING
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-To be
-Yes, right
-(Used as verb:
1. ties two things, indicating that they are identical or that the second explains or states the case of the first;
2. together with de5, indicates a sorting on the basis of the declared characteristic;
3. indicates existence;
4. indicates concession;
5. preceded and followed by the same noun or verb and then preceded and followed by another noun or verb, indicates that the two things or actions have nothing to do with each other;
6. before a noun, indicates fitness or suitability;
7. forms an alternative or negative question;
8. at the beginning of a sentence for emphasis;
9. means praise, justify)
-(Used as adverbial word, stressed, indicates certainty)
-Correct; true
-This; all, any
-Important affairs
-(A surname)

More symbols with the following meanings:

Yes
Right
True
This
All
Any

A warning: In Chinese, words are often composed by two Chinese characters, and sometimes by three or more. This page is not a dictionary.

SECTION 3:
TRADITIONAL VERSION

There's no difference between the simplified and the traditional version of this character.

SECTION 4:
CHINESE WORDS CONTAINING THIS SYMBOL

This Chinese character is contained in the following Chinese words:

SECTION 5:
CHINESE NAMES CONTAINING THIS SYMBOL

This Chinese symbol is not contained in any Chinese name.

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