Meaning of 参

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(Trad.: 參)
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (Three with accents to prevent forgery) conveys the meaning.
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      • [ ] private, secret
      • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
    • [ shān ] hair; sunlight
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  • Pinyin: cān

    English Definition: to take part in; to participate; to join; to attend; to counsel; unequal; varied; irregular; uneven; not uniform; abbr. for 参议院 Senate, Upper House
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    参加 [ cān jiā ]: to participate; to take part; to join
    参观 [ cān guān ]: to look around; to tour; to visit
    参与 [ cān ]: to participate (in sth)
    参考 [ cān kǎo ]: consultation; reference; to consult; to refer
    参谋 [ cān móu ]: staff officer; to give advice
    More: 参* | *参 | *参*
  • Pinyin: shēn

    English Definition: ginseng; one of the 28 constellations
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    人参 [ rén shēn ]: ginseng
    丹参 [ dān shēn ]: Salvia miltiorrhiza
    参宿 [ shēn xiù ]: Three Stars (Chinese constellation)
    参宿七 [ shēn xiù ]: Rigel (star); lit. seventh star of the Three Stars Chinese constellation
    参茸 [ shēn róng ]: ginseng and young deer antler (used in TCM)
    More: 参* | *参 | *参*
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