Meaning of 碗

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Pinyin: wǎn
English Definition: bowl; cup; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (stone) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
饭碗 [ fàn wǎn ]: rice bowl; fig. livelihood; job; way of making a living
丢饭碗 [ diū fàn wǎn ]: to lose one's job
吃着碗里,看着锅里 [ chī zhe wǎn , kàn zhe guō ]: lit. eyeing what's in the pot as one eats from one's bowl (idiom); not content with what one already has; (of men, typically) to have the wandering eye
找饭碗 [ zhǎo fàn wǎn ]: to look for a job
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