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Meaning of 烂

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(Trad.: 爛)
Pinyin: làn
English Definition: soft; mushy; well-cooked and soft; to rot; to decompose; rotten; worn out; chaotic; messy; utterly; thoroughly; crappy; bad
Chinese Definition:
①因过熟而变得松软:烂糊。煮烂。
②程度极深:台词背得烂熟。
③东西腐坏:腐烂。
④灼伤:焦头烂额。
⑤崩溃,败坏:敌人一天天烂下去。
⑥破碎:破烂。烂纸。
⑦头绪杂乱:烂摊子。
⑧明,有光彩:烂银枪。烂漫。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ lán ] orchid; elegant, graceful
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Example Words
灿烂 càn làn to glitter; brilliant; splendid
破烂 làn worn-out; rotten; dilapidated; tattered; ragged; rubbish; junk
腐烂 làn to rot; to putrefy; (fig.) corrupt
糜烂 làn dissipated; rotten; decaying
烂熟 làn shú well cooked; to know thoroughly
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