Meaning of 碰

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Pinyin: pèng
English Definition: to touch; to meet with; to bump
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (rock) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shí ] stone, rock, mineral
    • [ bìng ] to combine, to annex; also, what's more
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Example Words
碰撞 pèng zhuàng to collide; collision
碰见 pèng jiàn to run into; to meet (unexpectedly); to bump into
碰壁 pèng to hit a wall; (fig.) to hit a brick wall; to hit a snag; to have the door slammed in one's face
碰巧 pèng qiǎo by chance; by coincidence; to happen to
碰头 pèng tóu to meet; to hold a meeting
More: 碰* | *碰 | *碰*
Example Sentences
I ran into an old friend today.
I always run into him at the gym.
I don't want to come across that annoying guy.
We hope he won't run into this difficult problem.
I bumped into a group of drunk people last night.