Meaning of 咱

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Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mouth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ kǒu ] mouth; entrance, gate, opening
    • [ ] self; private, personal; from
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  • Pinyin: zán
    English Definition: I or me; we (including both the speaker and the person spoken to)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    咱们 zán men we or us (including both the speaker and the person(s) spoken to); (dialect) I or me; (dialect) (in a coaxing or familiar way) you; also pr. [za2 men5]
    咱俩 zán liǎ the two of us
    咱家 zán jiā I; me; we; my home; our house
    这咱 zhè zán now; at this moment
    More: 咱* | *咱 | *咱*
  • Pinyin:
    English Definition: see
    Chinese Definition:
    Example Words:
    咱家 jiā I; me; my; (often used in early vernacular literature)
    More: 咱* | *咱 | *咱*
Example Sentences
Let's have a meal together.
Shouldn't we just give up?
Let's go shopping tomorrow.
Let's wait for him here.
Let's go to the movies together!