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Couldn't find a thread like this that had been started already. I quite enjoy it when I come across a more unusual character, be it in appearance or in usage. All entries welcome, please share the context you found the character appear in. 

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(lín) appears in 遴选 v. 〈wr.〉 select (sb. for a position).

Appeared in "...从通过质量和疗效一致性评价的仿制药对应的通用名药品中遴选试点品种,国家组织药品集中采购和使用试点。"



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Not sure if this qualifies, but it's been cropping up in Singapore for a while and I only recently worked out what it was.




"Huat ah!"(發呵?) is a traditional greeting in Singapore and Malaysia, apparently coming from Southern Min as an exclamation to wish oneself or others luck.  I've heard it at CNY and other festivals in SG.


It took me a while to realise that 發 is the trad version of 发... not that it really helps with translation. 


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appears in 躋身, bumped into it in a brief article about nuclear superpowers

"中国一直保守着“不首先使用”政策。 中国拥有超过300个核武器力量,这使得中国跻身最强国家之一"



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love it, really interesting!


for anyone thats interested, if you cant write the character, you can go on baidu and search the following format “上面一個尸下面一個从”

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