Meaning of 惭

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(Trad.: 慚)
Pinyin: cán
English Definition: ashamed
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (heart) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ xīn ] heart; mind; soul
    • [ zhǎn ] to chop, to cut, to sever; to behead
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Example Words
惭愧 cán kuì ashamed
羞惭 xiū cán a disgrace; ashamed
自惭形秽 cán xíng huì to feel ashamed of one's inferiority (idiom); to feel inferior
大言不惭 yán cán to boast shamelessly; to talk big
自形污惭 xíng cán to feel oneself to be without worth (idiom)
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