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Meaning of 映

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Pinyin: yìng
English Definition: to reflect (light); to shine; to project (an image onto a screen etc)
Chinese Definition:
①照射:映射。映照。
②反照,照射而显示:反映(a.反照,反射;b.把容观事物表现出来;c.向上级转达,如“映映群众意见”)。映衬(映托使显现)。映雪读书(形容家贫而苦读)。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (sun) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] sun; day; daytime
    • [ yāng ] central; to beg; to run out
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Example Words
反映 fǎn yìng to mirror; to reflect; mirror image; reflection; (fig.) to report; to make known; to render
放映 fàng yìng to show (a movie); to screen
掩映 yǎn yìng hidden from view; alternately hidden and visible; setting off each other
映照 yìng zhào to shine upon; to reflect
映衬 yìng chèn to set off by contrast; antithesis; analogy parallelism (linguistics)
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