Meaning of 电

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(Trad.: 電)
Pinyin: diàn
English Definition: lightning; electricity; electric (bound form); to get (or give) an electric shock; phone call or telegram etc; to send via telephone or telegram etc
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 5; Radical:
Ideographic: Simplified form of 電; lightning from a storm cloud
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • [ yuē ] to speak; to say
    • [ gōu ] secret, hidden, mysterious; small, minute; to conceal
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Example Words
电话 diàn huà telephone; Classifiers: ; phone number
电影 diàn yǐng movie; film; Classifiers:
电视 diàn shì television; TV; Classifiers:
电子 diàn electronic; electron (particle physics)
电脑 diàn nǎo computer; Classifiers:
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