Meaning of 燃

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Pinyin: rán
English Definition: to burn; to ignite; to light; fig. to spark off (hopes); to start (debate); to raise (hopes)
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 16; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (fire) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ huǒ ] fire, flame; to burn; anger, rage
    • [ rán ] certainly; naturally; suddenly
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Example Words
燃烧 rán shāo to ignite; to combust; to burn; combustion; flaming
燃料 rán liào fuel
点燃 diǎn rán to ignite; to set on fire; aflame
燃气 rán fuel gas (coal gas, natural gas, methane etc)
燃油 rán yóu fuel oil
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