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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:
①盛放东西或洗涤的用具:盆景。盆花。盆栽。脸盆。澡盆。
②中央凹入像盆状的东西:盆地。骨盆。

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
二连盆地 [ Èr lián pén ]: Erlian basin in Inner Mongolia
伊犁盆地 [ pén ]: the Yili basin around Urumqi in Xinjiang
便盆 [ biàn pén ]: bed pan
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