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Duì is one of the 8 trigrams of  "Bagua", this Chinese character represents the swamp.

This character is still very much used in China. It has several meanings depending on its use:

to exchange, to blend, to add (liquid).

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Gèn is one of the 8 trigrams of "Bagua", this Chinese character represents the mountain.

Nowadays, this character is still used in Chinese vocabulary. It can be translated as blunt and tough.

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Kăn is one of the 8 trigrams of "Bagua", this Chinese character represents water.

Nowadays, this character can be translated as pit and threshold.

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Kūn is one of the 8 trigrams of  "Bagua", this Chinese character represents earth.

This character can be translated as female, feminine. We can find it associated with other characters to precise that objects or clothes are made for women.

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Lì is one of the 8 trigrams of  "Bagua", this Chinese character represents fire.

This character is still very much used in China. It can be transleted as: to leave, to be away from or to part from.

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Qián is one of the 8 trigrams of  "Bagua", this Chinese character represents the sky.

Nowadays, this character is quite rare.

It can be translated as male and sky.

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Xùn is one of the 8 trigrams of  "Bagua", this Chinese character represents the wind.

Nowadays, this character is  rarely used.

Its meaning is : to obey.

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Zhèn is one of the 8 trigrams of  "Bagua", this Chinese character represents the thunder.

This character is still used in China nowadays.

It has several meanings : shake, quake ; shocked ; surpass.

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