Meaning of 凳

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Pinyin: dèng
English Definition: bench; stool
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (table) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ dēng ] to rise, to mount, to board, to climb
    • [ ] small table; how many; a few, some
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Example Words
板凳 bǎn dèng wooden bench or stool; Classifiers:
长凳 cháng dèng pew; bench; Classifiers:
条凳 tiáo dèng bench
坐冷板凳 zuò lěng bǎn dèng to hold an inconsequential job; to receive a cold reception; to be kept waiting for an assignment or audience; to be out in the cold; to be sidelined; to warm the bench; to cool one's heels
桌椅板凳 zhuō bǎn dèng chairs and tables; household furniture
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Example Sentences
"Use the piano stool, " my father said.
The step stools we just finished a few days ago?
Image above: We picked up these amazing vintage bar stools from the Brooklyn Flea.
Go bench press weights for an hour, workout your shoulders by doing rows and do 20 minutes of abs.
Try "eccentric lifting, " in which you focus on lowering the weight during a bench press rather than lifting it.