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Meaning of 奔

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(Trad.: 犇)
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: A man running through a field of grass
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ] big, great, vast, high, deep
    • [ huì ] general term for plants; myriads
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  • Pinyin: bēn

    English Definition: to hurry; to rush; to run quickly; to elope; (used in given names); variant of
    Chinese Definition:
    ①急走,跑:奔跑。奔驰。奔突(横冲直撞;奔驰)。奔流。奔腾。奔忙。奔波(劳苦奔走)。奔放(疾驰。喻气势雄伟,不受拘束)。私奔(女子私自投奔所爱的人,或跟他一起逃走)。
    Example Words:
    奔驰 [ bēn chí ]: Benz (name); Mercedes-Benz, German car maker
    奔驰 [ bēn chí ]: to run quickly; to speed; to gallop
    奔波 [ bēn ]: to rush about; to be constantly on the move
    奔跑 [ bēn pǎo ]: to run
    奔走 [ bēn zǒu ]: to run; to rush about; to be on the go
  • Pinyin: bèn

    English Definition: to go to; to head for; towards
    Chinese Definition:
    ①直往,趋向:投奔。奔东走。他都奔六十了(将近六十岁)。
    ②为某种目的而尽力去做:奔命。

    Example Words:
    直奔 [ zhí bèn ]: to go straight to; to make a beeline for
    各奔前程 [ bèn qián chéng ]: each goes his own way (idiom); each person has his own life to lead
    各奔东西 [ bèn dōng ]: to go separate ways (idiom); to part ways with sb; Taiwan pr. [ge4 ben1 dong1 xi1]
    奔月 [ bèn yuè ]: to fly to the moon
    奔头 [ bèn tou ]: sth to strive for; prospect
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