Meaning of 剩

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Pinyin: shèng
English Definition: to remain; to be left; to have as remainder
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (knife) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ chéng ] ride, mount; to make use of; to ascend; to multiply
    • [ dāo ] knife
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Example Words
剩下 shèng xià to remain; left over
剩余 shèng remainder; surplus
过剩 guò shèng surplus; excess
所剩无几 suǒ shèng there is not much left
余剩 shèng surplus; remainder
More: 剩* | *剩 | *剩*
Example Sentences
We don't have much time left.
We have some leftover dishes when we eat.
We only have a few minutes left, time is running out.
The remaining plane tickets were all expensive, so I didn't buy any.
I packed up all the leftover food on the table.