Meaning of 宛

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Pinyin: wǎn
English Definition: winding; as if; surname Wan
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (roof) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • [ yuàn ] to turn over when asleep
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Example Words
宛如 wǎn to be just like
宛若 wǎn ruò to be just like
宛然 wǎn rán as if; just like
立陶宛 táo wǎn Lithuania
立陶宛人 táo wǎn rén Lithuanian (person)
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Example Sentences
Culture significance: Oriental's inherent attachment to family takes command of Lao Wan's behavior.
The failures and reverses which await men - and one after another sadden the brow of youth - add a dignity to the prospect of human life, which no Arcadian success would do.
Things may seem quiet down, but a lot of grievances remained in Lao Wan's heart. After a talk in Bai Jian's, Lao Wan sang a sad song.
We sailed a leg due south to avoid the Tehuantepec winds along the eastward bend of Central America, then turned southwest toward the temperature anomaly that was our destination.
He conscientiously sat through the movies which it was one of his official duties to censors.