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Meaning of 叹

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(Trad.: 嘆)
Pinyin: tàn
English Definition: to sigh; to exclaim
Chinese Definition:
①因忧闷悲痛而呼出长气:叹气。叹息。悲叹。叹惋。长吁短叹。
②因高兴、兴奋、激动而发出长声:叹赏。叹服。赞叹。叹观止矣(指赞美看到的事物好到极点)。
③吟咏:咏叹。一唱三叹。

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: A mouth exhaling
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ yòu ] and, also, again, in addition
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Example Words
叹息 tàn to sigh; to gasp (in admiration)
感叹 gǎn tàn to sigh (with feeling); to lament
赞叹 zàn tàn to sigh or gasp in admiration; high praise
惊叹 jīng tàn to exclaim in admiration; a gasp of surprise
长叹 cháng tàn long sigh; deep sigh
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