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Meaning of 珊

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Pinyin: shān
English Definition: coral
Chinese Definition:
①(珊瑚)由一种叫珊瑚虫的腔肠动物的外骨骼聚集而成。用“珊瑚”喻珍奇之物或人才,如“铁网珊珊”(喻搜罗珍奇之物或人才)。
②(珊珊)a。形容衣裙玉佩的声音;b。摇曳多姿的样子。

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (jade) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ wáng ] king, ruler; royal; surname
    • [ ] book, volume, register, list
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Example Words
珊瑚 shān coral
珊瑚礁 shān jiāo coral reef
阑珊 lán shān coming to an end; waning
草珊瑚 cǎo shān Sarcandra glabra (botany)
李丽珊 shān Lee Lai-Shan (1970-), former windsurfing world champion from Hong Kong
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