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:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (dish) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ 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
盆友 [ pén yǒu ]: (Internet slang) friend (pun on 朋友 )
盥洗盆 [ guàn pén ]: washbowl
盆景 [ pén jǐng ]: bonsai; landscape in a pot
二连盆地 [ Èr lián pén ]: Erlian basin in Inner Mongolia
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