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Meaning of 案

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Pinyin: àn
English Definition: (legal) case; incident; record; file; table
Chinese Definition:
①长形的桌子或架起来代替桌子用的长木板:案子。案板。书案。条案。拍案而起。
②提出计划、方法和建议的文件或记录:档案。备案。议案。提案。方案。有案可查。案卷。案牍。
③事件,特指涉及法律问题的事件:惨案。血案。案件。案例。案犯。破案。
④古代有短脚盛食物的木托盘:举案齐眉(形容夫妻相敬)。
⑤同“按”。

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (wood) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ ān ] peaceful, tranquil, quiet
    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
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Example Words:
答案 [ àn ]: answer; solution; Classifiers:
方案 [ fāng àn ]: plan; program (for action etc); proposal; proposed bill; Classifiers:
案件 [ àn jiàn ]: case; instance; Classifiers:
图案 [ àn ]: design; pattern
草案 [ cǎo àn ]: draft (legislation, proposal etc)
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