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Meaning of 岸

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Pinyin: àn
English Definition: bank; shore; beach; coast; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
①水边的陆地:河岸。上岸。两岸。
②高大:伟岸(魁伟,高直)。魁岸。
③高傲:岸忽(傲慢)。傲岸。
④头饰高戴,前额外露:岸帻(把头巾掀起露出前额,表示态度洒脱,不拘束)。
⑤古同“犴”,乡间牢狱。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Ideographic: A mountain cliff ; provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shān ] mountain, hill, peak
    • Surround from upper left
      • [ chǎng ] cliff; factory, workshop; building
      • [ gàn ] arid, dry; to oppose; to offend; to invade
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Example Words
两岸 liǎng àn bilateral; both shores; both sides; both coasts; Taiwan and mainland
口岸 kǒu àn a port for external trade; a trading or transit post on border between countries
海岸 hǎi àn coastal; seacoast
沿岸 yán àn coastal area; littoral or riparian
对岸 duì àn opposite bank (of a body of water)
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