Meaning of 山

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Pinyin: shān
English Definition: mountain; hill; anything that resembles a mountain; Classifiers: ; bundled straw in which silkworms spin cocoons; gable
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 3; Radical:
Pictographic: Three mountain peaks
Character Formation:
  • Surround from below
    • container; receptacle
    • number one; line
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Example Words:
横断山脉 [ héng duàn shān mài ]: Hengduan mountains, several parallel mountain ranges on the border between west Yunnan and Sichuan and east Tibet
横段山脉 [ héng duàn shān mài ]: Hengduan mountains dividing Sichuan from Tibet
上山 [ shàng shān ]: to go uphill; to spin cocoon (silkworms); to pass away
山脉 [ shān mài ]: mountain range; Classifiers:
爬山 [ shān ]: to climb a mountain; to mountaineer; hiking; mountaineering
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