Meaning of 弹

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(Trad.: 彈)
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bow) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ gōng ] bow; curved, arched
    • [ dān ] single, individual, only; lone
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  • Pinyin: tán

    English Definition: to pluck (a string); to play (a string instrument); to spring or leap; to shoot (e.g. with a catapult); (of cotton) to fluff or tease; to flick; to flip; to accuse; to impeach; elastic (of materials)
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    弹钢琴 [ tán gāng qín ]: play the piano
    弹性 [ tán xìng ]: flexibility; elasticity
    Q弹 [ q tán ]: (of a food's mouthfeel) springy; firm; al dente
    弹簧 [ tán huáng ]: spring
    弹力 [ tán ]: elasticity; elastic force; spring; rebound; bounce
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  • Pinyin: dàn

    English Definition: crossball; bullet; shot; shell; ball
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    子弹 [ dàn ]: bullet; Classifiers:
    导弹 [ dǎo dàn ]: guided missile; cruise missile; missile; Classifiers:
    炮弹 [ pào dàn ]: artillery shell; Classifiers:
    手榴弹 [ shǒu liú dàn ]: hand grenade
    炸弹 [ zhà dàn ]: bomb; Classifiers:
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