Meaning of 盆

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Pinyin: pén
English Definition: basin; flower pot; unit of volume equal to 12 and 8 , approx 128 liters; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (dish) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ fēn ] to divide, to allocate; fraction; small unit of time or other quantity
    • [ mǐn ] dish, vessel; shallow container
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Example Words
盆地 pén (geography) basin; depression
盆景 pén jǐng bonsai; landscape in a pot
脸盆 liǎn pén washbowl; basin for washing hands and face; Classifiers:
花盆 huā pén flower pot
火盆 huǒ pén brazier; fire pan; hibachi
More: 盆* | *盆 | *盆*
Example Sentences
I had no idea what the character meant, but I wanted it on the pot because it felt cool.
His response was laughable. "I don't want to go on the potty.
Place a plant on your desk?
Their research involved asking 64 students to plunge their hands into a tub of iced water.
She then asked if he could give her a basin of water and a towel.