Meaning of 竿

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Pinyin: gān
English Definition: pole
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ gàn ] arid, dry; to oppose; to offend; to invade
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Example Words
立竿见影 gān jiàn yǐng lit. set up a pole and see the shadow (idiom); fig. instant effect; quick results
钓竿 diào gān fishing rod; Classifiers:
撑竿跳高 chēng gān tiào gāo pole vault; also written 撑杆跳高
百尺竿头 bǎi chǐ gān tóu to be at the highest level of enlightenment (Buddhist expression)
滑竿 huá gān Chinese-style sedan chair
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