Meaning of 堂

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Pinyin: táng
English Definition: (main) hall; large room for a specific purpose; Classifiers: ; relationship between cousins etc on the paternal side of a family; of the same clan; classifier for classes, lectures etc; classifier for sets of furniture
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (earth) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shàng ] still, yet; even; fairly, rather
    • [ ] soil, earth; items made of earth
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Example Words
课堂 táng classroom; Classifiers:
食堂 shí táng dining hall; Classifiers:
满堂 mǎn táng whole audience; a sellout (capacity audience); jam-packed
教堂 jiào táng church; chapel; Classifiers:
天堂 tiān táng paradise; heaven
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Example Sentences
Everybody knows the old joke: How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
These are all perfectly important topics, but they're not, as I say, topics that we're going to be talking about in this class.
After the first day there were no more empty benches. After that first lesson in English they were standing at the door waiting for me.
Often, one barely has time to catch one's breath between tasks, and he often must stay up late in the evening to work on what he is going to teach the next day.
During the rest of the class, he leaned back in his chair, stretching out his long legs.