Meaning of 眠

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Pinyin: mián
English Definition: to sleep; to hibernate
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (eye) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
    • [ mín ] citizens, subjects; a nation's people
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Example Words
睡眠 shuì mián sleep; to sleep; (computing) to enter sleep mode
失眠 shī mián to suffer from insomnia
催眠 cuī mián hypnosis
安眠药 ān mián yào sleeping pill; Classifiers:
休眠 xiū mián to be dormant (biology); inactive (volcano); to hibernate (computing)
More: 眠* | *眠 | *眠*
Example Sentences
I found a girl whom I could fall in love with ... and sleep with prostitutes with.
Plan you sleeping time and the hours before you go to sleep well, and you will get enough sleep for the night.
I like to read before bed (a book, not websites) as a ritual that helps me sleep.
I was eventually able to overcome that problem and now have a way to get a good night' s sleep anytime I need to get back in the habit I enjoy.
I found it difficult to sleep as I was having cravings for food that I wanted to eat but eventually got a good night' s sleep.