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Meaning of 坛

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(Trad.: 壇, 罈)
Pinyin: tán
English Definition: platform; rostrum; altar; earthen jar
Chinese Definition:
①古代举行祭祀、誓师等大典用的土和石筑的高台:天坛。地坛。登坛拜将。
②用土堆成的平台:花坛。
③僧道进行宗教活动的场所:神坛。法坛。
④文艺界、体育界或舆论阵地:艺坛。文坛。球坛。论坛。
⑤一种口小肚大的陶器:坛子。水坛。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
    • [ yún ] cloud; to say, to speak
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Example Words:
论坛 [ lùn tán ]: forum (for discussion)
花坛 [ huā tán ]: decorative mass planting of flowers and shrubs, often bounded by a low masonry border, and often part of a streetscape
世界经济论坛 [ shì jiè jīng lùn tán ]: World Economic Forum
剧坛 [ tán ]: the world of Chinese opera; theatrical circles
博鳌亚洲论坛 [ áo zhōu lùn tán ]: Bo'ao Forum for Asia (since 2001)
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