Meaning of 寝

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(Trad.: 寢)
Pinyin: qǐn
English Definition: to lie down
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Ideographic: A person 彐冖又 lying down on a bed in their home
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [gàimian2] roof; house
    • Left to right
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Example Words
寝室 qǐn shì bedroom; dormitory; Classifiers:
就寝 jiù qǐn to go to sleep; to go to bed (literary)
废寝忘食 fèi qǐn wàng shí to neglect sleep and forget about food (idiom); to skip one's sleep and meals; to be completely wrapped up in one's work
寿终正寝 shòu zhōng zhèng qǐn to die of old age; to die in one's bed at a ripe old age; (fig.) (of a structure or machine etc) to come to the end of its life
寝食不安 qǐn shí ān to lose appetite and sleep (from worry) (idiom)
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