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Meaning of 片

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Pictographic: Half of a tree trunk; compare 爿
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    • Pinyin: piān

      English Definition: disk; sheet
      Chinese Definition:
      ①义同(一),用于“相片儿”、“电影片儿”等。
      Example Words:
      片子 [ piān zi ]: film; movie; film reel; phonograph record; X-ray image
      恐怖片儿 [ kǒng piān r ]: erhua variant of 恐怖片
      止疼片 [ zhǐ téng piān ]: painkiller; analgesic
      波带片 [ dài piān ]: zone plate
      片儿 [ piān r ]: sheet; thin film
    • Pinyin: piàn

      English Definition: thin piece; flake; a slice; film; TV play; to slice; to carve thin; partial; incomplete; one-sided; classifier for slices, tablets, tract of land, area of water; classifier for CDs, movies, DVDs etc; used with numeral : classifier for scenario, scene, feeling, atmosphere, sound etc
      Chinese Definition:
      ①平而薄的物体:卡片。名片。
      ②切削成薄的形状:片肉片。
      ③少,零星:片段(整体当中的一段)。片刻。片面。片甲不存。
      ④指较大地区内划分的较小地区:分片儿开会。
      ⑤(片)假量词,指面积、范围、景象、心意等或成片的东西:两片药。一片新气象。名)日本文所用的楷书字母。

      Example Words:
      片刻 [ piàn ]: short period of time; a moment
      片断 [ piàn duàn ]: section; fragment; segment
      片面 [ piàn miàn ]: unilateral; one-sided
      名片 [ míng piàn ]: (business) card
      明信片 [ míng xìn piàn ]: postcard
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