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Meaning of 枕

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Pinyin: zhěn
English Definition: pillow; to pillow; to rest one's head on (Taiwan pr. zhen4 for this sense)
Chinese Definition:
①躺着时垫在头下的东西:枕头。落(lào)枕。枕席。
②躺着的时候,把头放在枕头上或器物上:枕戈待旦。枕藉(纵横相枕而卧)。
③垫着:枕木(铁路上承受铁轨的横木)。枕腕(写字运笔的一种方法,右手垫在左手上写)。

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ yín ] to move on; doubtful
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Example Words
高枕无忧 gāo zhěn yōu to sleep peacefully (idiom); (fig.) to rest easy; to be free of worries
枕巾 zhěn jīn pillow cloth
枕木 zhěn railroad tie; sleeper
枕席 zhěn pillow mat; pillow and mat; bed
枕套 zhěn tào pillowcase
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