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Meaning of 念

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Pinyin: niàn
English Definition: to read; to study (a subject); to attend (a school); to read aloud; to miss (sb); idea; remembrance; twenty (banker's anti-fraud numeral corresponding to 廿 , 20)
Chinese Definition:
①惦记,常常想:惦念。怀念。念头(思想、想法)。悼念。念旧。念物。
②心中的打算,想法,看法:意念。杂念。信念。
③说,读,诵读:念白(戏剧道白)。念叨。念经。念书。
④“廿”的大写。
⑤姓氏。
⑥思想。

Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: To keep the present in mind
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ jīn ] modern, current; today, now
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
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Example Words:
概念 [ gài niàn ]: concept; idea; Classifiers:
观念 [ guān niàn ]: notion; thought; concept; sense; views; ideology; general impressions
纪念 [ niàn ]: to commemorate; to remember; Classifiers:
怀念 [ huái niàn ]: to cherish the memory of; to think of; reminisce
想念 [ xiǎng niàn ]: to miss; to remember with longing; to long to see again
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