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Meaning of 淡

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Pinyin: dàn
English Definition: insipid; diluted; weak; mild; light in color; tasteless; fresh; indifferent; nitrogen
Chinese Definition:
①含盐分少,与“咸”相对:味淡。淡水。淡化。
②浅,薄,含某种成分少,与“浓”相对:淡酒。淡绿。淡薄。浅淡。淡雅。天高云淡。
③不热心:冷淡。淡泊(对名利不热心)。淡漠。淡忘。恬淡。
④营业不旺盛:淡季。
⑤无关紧要,无聊:扯淡。淡话。
⑥浓咸深。

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Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • water
    • flame, blaze; hot
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Example Words:
淡水 [ dàn shuǐ ]: Danshui or Tanshui town in New Taipei City 新北市 , Taiwan
淡水 [ dàn shuǐ ]: potable water (water with low salt content); fresh water
淡季 [ dàn ]: off season; slow business season; see also 旺季
冷淡 [ lěng dàn ]: cold; indifferent
清淡 [ qīng dàn ]: light (of food, not greasy or strongly flavored); insipid; slack (sales)
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