Meaning of 寝

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(Trad.: 寢)
Pinyin: qǐn
English Definition: to lie down
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:
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
宰予昼寝 [ zǎi zhòu qǐn ]: Zai Yu sleeps by day (idiom); refers to story in Analects of Confucius remonstrating bitterly with his student for sleeping during lectures
寝具 [ qǐn ]: bedding
寝室 [ qǐn shì ]: bedroom; dormitory; Classifiers:
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