Meaning of 寸

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Pinyin: cùn
English Definition: a unit of length; inch; thumb
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Total strokes: 3; Radical: ; Structure: 寸 + *
Ideographic: A hand with a dot indicating where the pulse can be felt, about an inch up the wrist
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Example Words
寸步难行 cùn nán xíng unable to move a single step (idiom); to be in an (extremely) difficult situation
寸草不生 cùn cǎo shēng lit. not even a blade of grass grows (idiom); fig. barren
More: 寸* | *寸 | *寸*
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