Meaning of 垫

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(Trad.: 墊)
Pinyin: diàn
English Definition: pad; cushion; mat; to pad out; to fill a gap; to pay for sb; to advance (money)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhí ] to execute; to grasp, to hold; to keep; to sieze, to detain
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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Example Words
垫付 diàn to pay sb else's expense with the expectation of being reimbursed by that person later
铺垫 diàn to spread out bedding; bedcover
垫子 diàn zi cushion; mat; pad
鞋垫 xié diàn insole; shoe insert
床垫 chuáng diàn mattress; Classifiers:
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Example Sentences
Would you mind paying for me? I'll pay you back later.
Although the Longhorn Cowfish tends to look like a hovercraft when it's moving along, it's not quite as fun as the Bumper Car-esque exterior it tends to exude.
If you want to start practicing yoga daily, set your yoga mat out every night, so you see it when you first wake up.
Put a wad of paper under the leg of the table to make it level.
Kathy: They played too loosely. I never saw them set up perfectly. They always seemed to be saving the ball, rather than spiking it.