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Meaning of 寸

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Pinyin: cùn
English Definition: a unit of length; inch; thumb
Chinese Definition:
①中国市制长度单位,一尺的十分之一:尺寸。
②短小:寸土。寸阴(日影移动一寸的时间)。寸心。寸步难行。
③姓氏。

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
英寸 yīng cùn inch (unit of length equal to 2.54 cm.)
方寸 fāng cùn square cun (Chinese unit of area: 1 cun × 1 cun, or 3⅓ cm × 3⅓ cm); heart; mind
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
得寸进尺 cùn jìn chǐ lit. win an inch, want a foot (idiom); fig. not satisfied with small gains; give him an inch, and he'll want a mile
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