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去蕪存菁

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Pīnyīn
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lit. to get rid of the weeds and keep the flowers / to separate the wheat from the chaff (idiom)

Character decomposition:

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Mandarin
Pīnyīn
Unihan Definition
standalone and in compounds
Jyutping
Cantonese
Variant
Four corner
Cangjie
splitcomponent searchdrawdetailspronouncebaikeskritter
 *去* | 去* | *去
5画
go away, leave, depart
4073.1
GI
splitcomponent searchdetailspronouncebaikeskritter
 *蕪* | 蕪* | *蕪
18画
luxurious growth of weeds
4433.1
TOTF
component searchdrawdetailspronouncebaikeskritter
 *存* | 存* | *存
6画
exist, live, be; survive; remain
4024.7
KLND
splitcomponent searchdetailspronouncebaikeskritter
 *菁* | 菁* | *菁
14画
flower of leek family; turnip
4422.7
TQMB

Word decomposition:

TraditionalEnglish Definition
lit. to get rid of the weeds and keep the flowers / to separate the wheat from the chaff (idiom)
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *去* | 去* | *去
to go / to go to (a place) / (of a time etc) last / just passed / to send / to remove / to get rid of / to reduce / to be apart from in space or time / to die (euphemism) / to play (a part) / (when used either before or after a verb) to go in order to do sth / (after a verb of motion indicates movement away from the speaker) / (used after certain verbs to indicate detachment or separation)
 
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *蕪* | 蕪* | *蕪
overgrown with weeds
  
  cún
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *存* | 存* | *存
to exist / to deposit / to store / to keep / to survive
   
   jīng
charactercopypronouncebaikeskritterexampleCorrect
  *菁* | 菁* | *菁
leek flower / lush / luxuriant