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Meaning of 忍

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Pinyin: rěn
English Definition: to bear; to endure; to tolerate; to restrain oneself
Chinese Definition:
①耐,把感情按住不让表现:忍耐。忍痛。忍受。容忍。忍俊不禁(忍不住笑)。
②狠心,残酷:忍心。残忍。

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:
忍不住 [ rěn bu zhù ]: cannot help; unable to bear
忍受 [ rěn shòu ]: to bear; to endure
忍耐 [ rěn nài ]: to endure; to bear with; to exercise patience; to restrain oneself; patience; endurance
容忍 [ róng rěn ]: to put up with; to tolerate
残忍 [ cán rěn ]: cruel; mean; merciless; ruthless
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