Meaning of 盾

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Pinyin: dùn
English Definition: shield; (currency) Vietnamese dong; currency unit of several countries (Indonesian rupiah, Dutch gulden etc)
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Ideographic: An eye peering from behind a shield
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ chǎng ] cliff; factory, workshop; building
    • Above to below
      • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
      • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
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Example Words:
矛盾 [ máo dùn ]: contradiction; Classifiers: ; conflicting views; contradictory
U盾 [ u dùn ]: USB key used as a security token in Chinese online banking
茅盾 [ máo dùn ]: Mao Dun (1896-1981), Chinese novelist
人民内部矛盾 [ rén mín nèi máo dùn ]: internal contradiction among the people (pretext for a purge)
以子之矛,攻子之盾 [ zhī máo , gōng zhī dùn ]: lit. use sb's spear to attack his shield (idiom, derived from Han Feizi 韩非子 ); turning a weapon against its owner; fig. to attack an opponent using his own devices; hoist with his own petard
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