Meaning of 瞬

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Pinyin: shùn
English Definition: to wink
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 17; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (eye) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
    • [ shùn ] legendary ruler
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Example Words
瞬间 shùn jiān in an instant; in a flash
一瞬间 shùn jiān split second
一瞬 shùn one instant; very short time; the twinkle of an eye
瞬息万变 shùn wàn biàn in an instant a myriad changes (idiom); rapid substantial change
瞬时 shùn shí instantaneous
More: 瞬* | *瞬 | *瞬*
Example Sentences
I want to cherish this beautiful moment.
An earthquake can turn a city into ruins in an instant.
It takes time to build trust, but it can be lost in an instant.
The video captured the moment when the fireworks exploded in the sky.
We should love life and enjoy every moment of it.