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(Trad.: 慘)
Pinyin: cǎn
English Definition: miserable; wretched; cruel; inhuman; disastrous; tragic; dim; gloomy
Chinese Definition:
①狠,恶毒:惨毒。惨刻。惨虐。惨烈。惨无人道。
②可悲伤,使人难受:凄惨。悲惨。惨淡。惨剧。惨案。惨景。惨象。惨不忍睹。惨绝人寰。
③程度严重:惨重(zhòng)。惨败。
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ cān ] to take part in, to intervene; ginseng
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Example Words
悲惨 bēi cǎn miserable; tragic
惨重 cǎn zhòng disastrous
惨痛 cǎn tòng bitter; painful; deeply distressed
惨案 cǎn àn massacre; tragedy; Classifiers:
凄惨 cǎn plaintive; mournful; miserable
More: 惨* | *惨 | *惨*
Example Sentences
1
We suffered a dismal defeat in this game.
2
His life experience has been very painful.
3
The region has suffered a drastic natural disaster.
4
The entire team's effort ended in a disastrous defeat.
5
The athlete suffered a horrendous defeat in the game.