Meaning of 忍

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Pinyin: rěn
English Definition: to bear; to endure; to tolerate; to restrain oneself
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: A knife piercing the heart ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ rèn ] edged tool, cutlery, knife edge
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words
忍受 rěn shòu to bear; to endure
不忍 rěn cannot bear to; disturbed
容忍 róng rěn to put up with; to tolerate
忍耐 rěn nài to endure; to bear with; to exercise patience; to restrain oneself; patience; endurance
忍心 rěn xīn to have the heart to do sth; to steel oneself to a task
More: 忍* | *忍 | *忍*
Example Sentences
You will just have to put up with it.
I can tolerate that you're late 20 days in a month.
I also can tolerate that you're always an hour late for meetings.
Afterward, it became a routine that they waited until I went to pick up the phone since I could not bear it for longer.
But with my second husband, if something bothers me, I don't let it simmer. I speak right up.