Meaning of 盏

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(Trad.: 盞)
Pinyin: zhǎn
English Definition: a small cup; classifier for lamps
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: A small dish ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ jiān ] small, narrow; tiny, little
    • [ mǐn ] dish, vessel; shallow container
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Example Words
灯盏 dēng zhǎn lantern; uncovered oil lamp
传杯弄盏 chuán bēi nòng zhǎn to pass the cups around (idiom)
More: 盏* | *盏 | *盏*
Example Sentences
I cast my own shadow upon my path, because I have a lamp that has not been lighted.
The sea was calm, and, with a fresh breeze from the south-east, they sailed beneath a bright blue sky, in which God also lighted up in turn his beacon lights, each of which is a world.
Keep only things I can realistically use in a small apartment - a lamp, a chair, maybe a trash can. If there are duplicates, I' ll take just my best or favorite one.
Her furnishings: a dirty mattress, a floor lamp, and a small table. Shyima kept her clothes in her suitcase.
Instead, for most people, it switches on and off like a light switch.