Meaning of 丹

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Pinyin: dān
English Definition: red; pellet; powder; cinnabar
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Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Ideographic: A red pellet from a mine
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Example Words
契丹 dān Qidan or Khitan, ethnic group in ancient China, a branch of the Eastern Hu people inhabiting the valley of the Xar Murun River in the upper reaches of the Liao River 辽河
丹顶鹤 dān dǐng (bird species of China) red-crowned crane (Grus japonensis)
不丹 dān Bhutan
丹青 dān qīng painting
灵丹妙药 líng dān miào yào effective cure, miracle medicine (idiom); fig. wonder-cure for all problems; panacea; elixir
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Example Sentences
Give me that hammer please, Dan.
Space agencies try to work out all eventualities and possible needs, but one unexpected consequence of space travel was discovered during a space walk by astronaut Dan Barry.
How many agree with Dan?
How many disagree with Dan?
But Dan wasn' t out yet either, and I was caught off-guard when he told me to slow down.