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Meaning of 残

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(Trad.: 殘)
Pinyin: cán
English Definition: to destroy; to spoil; to ruin; to injure; cruel; oppressive; savage; brutal; incomplete; disabled; to remain; to survive; remnant; surplus
Chinese Definition:
①害,毁坏:残害。摧残。
②不完全,余下的:残余。残阳。残存。残废。残佚。苟延残喘。
③凶恶:残忍。残酷。凶残。

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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (death) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ dǎi ] corpse; death; evil, depraved, wicked
    • [ jiān ] small, narrow; tiny, little
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Example Words:
残酷 [ cán ]: cruel; cruelty
摧残 [ cuī cán ]: to ravage; to ruin
残留 [ cán liú ]: to remain; left over; surplus; remnant
残忍 [ cán rěn ]: cruel; mean; merciless; ruthless
残疾 [ cán ]: disabled; handicapped; deformity on a person or animal
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