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-ist; -er; -ian; home; family; a person engaged in a certain art or profession; measure word for stores and schools
- Originally, this term was used by a tenant farmer as a form of address to his landlord.
- 1985, Jingrong (ed.) Wu, The Pinyin CHINESE-ENGLISH DICTIONARY, Beijing, Hong Kong: The Commercial Press, ISBN 0471867969: