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:
    Example Words:
    奔赴 bēn to rush to; to hurry to
    奔波 bēn to rush about; to be constantly on the move
    奔跑 bēn pǎo to run
    奔驰 bēn chí Benz (name); Mercedes-Benz, German car maker
    奔驰 bēn chí to run quickly; to speed; to gallop
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  • Pinyin: bèn
    English Definition: to go to; to head for; towards
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    投奔 tóu bèn to seek shelter; to seek asylum
    逃奔 táo bèn to run away to; to flee
    各奔前程 bèn qián chéng each goes his own way (idiom); each person has his own life to lead
    直奔 zhí bèn to go straight to; to make a beeline for
    各奔东西 bèn dōng to go separate ways (idiom); to part ways with sb; Taiwan pr. [ge4 ben1 dong1 xi1]
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Example Sentences
The rabbit is running behind the tortoise.
My dog likes to run around outside.
The cat is playful and loves to run.
I miss the days of running on the playground.
The children ran happily in the playground.